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Driver Passed Out in Running Car Faces Drunken Driving Charge

The following reports are based on information provided in Farmington Hills police reports. Arrests and charges do not indicate a conviction.

Follow Farmington Hills crime news on Patch. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Follow Farmington Hills crime news on Patch. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
A 45-year-old Southfield woman faces a charge of drunken driving, after police found her slumped over in a running vehicle that was stopped in front of a Farmington Hills home.

According to the Farmington Hills Police report, officers called to the 23000 block of Paddock at around 5:30 a.m. Sunday noticed a strong odor of intoxicants as they roused the driver. The woman told police she had been drinking at a friend's home before traveling to a Detroit address. 

The report indicated a preliminary breath test showed the woman's blood alcohol level was .18, which is more than twice the .08 legal limit. The woman was taken into custody and later released on bond. 

A 30-year-old Farmington Hills woman faces a drunken driving charge after officers responded Sunday evening to the scene of a traffic accident at Orchard Lake and Folsom. According to the report, officers found the woman on her hands and knees on the right shoulder of the road; she told police she was looking for her eyeglasses. 

The report indicated police noticed a strong odor of intoxicants as they spoke with the woman. A preliminary breath test showed her blood alcohol level was .22, nearly three times the .08 legal limit. The driver of the other vehicle told police he was traveling north on Orchard Lake Road when the woman's vehicle hit his from behind. 

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