DETROIT, MI – A 56-year-old Detroit man was charged with his 4th Driving Under the Influence in Troy on November 3rd, 2018. His first DUI dates back to when he was 25-years-old in 1987.
On Eastbound E. Maple Road, East of Stephenson Highway, at 12:05AM, a Troy Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a silver 2000 Ford Focus who was driving erratically.
The officers spoke with the driver, a 56 year old man from Detroit, and noted an open container of alcohol in the center console cup holder. The officer took possession of the container and noted it to be approximately ½ full of alcohol. The officer also noted an odor of alcohol emanating from him as he spoke. The driver was asked to perform several sobriety evaluations to which he did but the officer noted that he performed poorly. He submitted to a Preliminary Breath Test with a result of .29%.
He was arrested and while searching his vehicle, another container of alcohol was found behind the driver’s seat that was approximately 90% full of 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.
It was determined that his State of Michigan Operator’s License was ‘Revoked’ by the Michigan Secretary of State. He was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Transporting an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 4th Offense (he has prior convictions of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol in Detroit (1987 and 2007) and Allen Park (1987) pending laboratory results.