TROY, MI – A drunk driver from Detroit was asked where he was headed after Troy Police were finally able to get him stopped on southbound I-75. The drunk driver’s answer: “Honduras”.
On Southbound I-75, South of W. Fourteen Mile Road, on March 17th, 2018, at 6:43 PM, Troy Police Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the driver of a 2004 Ford F-150 Pick-up who was driving erratically. The driver would not stop and officers had to box-in the vehicle, stopping it in the center-through lane of the freeway.
The officers spoke with the driver, a 37 year old man out of Detroit. Officers noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him. When asked, the driver admitted that he had consumed four drinks containing alcohol. When asked where he was headed, he stated “Honduras”.
He was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officers noted that he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .179%. He was arrested and while searching his vehicle, officers located two open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle, one partially full.
It was determined that the subject never obtained a driver’s license nor had vehicle insurance coverage. He was transported to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility where he was read his Chemical Test Rights and he agreed to take a Blood Test which was drawn by medical personnel.
He was charged with Operator License Never Acquired, No Vehicle Insurance, Transporting an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol pending