On Sunday April 29th, 2018, at approximately 6:35 a.m., Sanilac Central Dispatch received a 911 call from a resident on Roho Drive in the Village of Peck stating that there was a vehicle in her backyard.
Dispatch then received a second call from another resident stating that the vehicle had driven through the intersection of Brockway Road and E. Lapeer Street and had struck some trees and came to rest in the backyard of a residence in the 5000 block of Roho Drive in Peck, with all its airbags deployed. The caller advised Central Dispatch that the male occupant was out of the vehicle and was walking around.
According to Deputy Chad Adams, upon arrival of Sheriff Deputies, it was determined that the lone occupant and driver of the vehicle, a 30-year-old male from Detroit, was traveling northbound on Brockway Road when he failed to stop at the intersection of E. Lapeer Street and Brockway Road. The vehicle, which was a 2013 Buick Lacrosse, then left the roadway, continued north through a fence and then struck some trees before coming to rest in the backyard of the Roho Drive address.
The driver of the vehicle refused treatment at the scene and was placed under arrest for multiple charges, including Operating While Intoxicated and Driving While License Suspended. He was transported to the Sanilac County Jail where he was lodged on the above charges.
It was determined that the driver was wearing his seatbelt and alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash.
The suspect’s name is not being released pending arraignment.
Deputies were assisted on scene by the Elk Township Fire Rescue and Tri Hospital EMS.