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Two Face Drunken Driving Charges After Farmington Traffic Stops

The following arrest information was supplied by the Farmington Public Safety Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 36-year-old Detroit man faces multiple charges after a traffic stop at Halsted and Grand River in Farmington at around 11:30 p.m. Dec. 13.

According to a report filed with Farmington Public Safety, an officer running radar at M-5 near Farmington Road spotted a vehicle traveling more than 100 miles per hour in a 70-mile-per-hour zone. The officer gave chase, and the vehicle did not stop until it left M-5 at Halsted and pulled in behind a vehicle stopped at a red light. The report indicated the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol, and the driver resisted as the officer attempted to apply handcuffs. 

The report noted that two plastic cups with a small amount of alcohol were found underneath the driver's seat. The driver refused a preliminary breath test and continued to resist as a court-ordered blood sample was being taken at Botsford Hospital. He faces a charge of drunken driving, resisting arrest, having an open container of alcohol in the vehicle and driving with a suspended license. in addition, the report indicated the man have five outstanding misdemeanor warrants on his record. 

A 56-year-old Farmington Hills woman faces a charge of drunken driving, after her vehicle was stopped at Drake and Grand River in the early morning hours of Dec. 15. According to the report, an officer observed the woman's vehicle swaying on the road and noticed a strong odor of alcohol while speaking with the driver after making the traffic stop. The woman told the officer she was coming home from a Christmas party in Dearborn; a preliminary breath test showed her blood alcohol was .16, which is twice the .08 legal limit. 

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