TROY, MI – On Monday December 4th, 2017, at 7:21 PM, a bartender at Morton’s Steakhouse, located at 888 W Big Beaver Rd, called Troy Police and advised them that an intoxicated patron came into the business and was refused service – but there was much more to this than the customer being drunk.
The subject attempted to touch the arm of a female customer before being asked to leave. The subject then quickly grabbed a drink containing alcohol off the bar and drank it. He then walked outside and urinated in the parking lot.
The subject then entered a white 2007 Chevrolet Malibu and drove away. He was last seen headed Eastbound on W Big Beaver Road.
The responding officer located the vehicle and noted the driver was driving erratically. A traffic stop was initiated and the officer spoke with the driver, a 41 year old man, from Clinton Township. It was not surprising that the officer noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him as he spoke because he had slammed down a stolen cocktail before leaving the restaurant.
When asked, the driver admitted to having consumed two drinks containing alcohol. He was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officer noted that he performed very poorly. He refused to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test and was arrested.
While searching the vehicle, the officer located an open container of alcohol on the passenger side floorboard which still contained alcohol. He was transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights but refused to submit to a Breath Test. A search warrant for a Blood Test was drafted and signed by a local Magistrate. The search warrant was executed and the driver’s blood was drawn by medical personnel.
He was charged with Preliminary Breath Test Refusal, Transporting an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 1st Offense pending laboratory results.