Wrong-Way Driver from Farmington Hills Faces Charge of Driving Under the Influence

The following information was supplied by the Farmington Hills Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate a conviction.

A 52-year-old Farmington Hills man faces a charge of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs, after a caller told Farmington Hills Police he was driving the wrong way on Halsted shortly after midnight on Sunday. 

According to the report, police spotted the driver pulling out of a parking lot at Halsted and 12 Mile Roads. The driver appeared lethargic, confused and could not provide his driver's license, registration or proof of insurance. The report indicated that a search of the vehicle uncovered prescriptions for tizanidine, oxycodone, morphine, valium and norco. Police obtained a search warrant to take a blood sample from the driver. 

Thefts from vehicles

A resident on Eisenhower Court called police early Monday morning to report the theft of a wallet, iPad and passport from his locked vehicle. According to the report, the vehicle owner told police a side rear window was rolled down several inches, and he suspected his son may have rolled it down the previous evening. A resident on Coolidge Court found the man's wallet and some receipts. 

The owner of a 2013 Ford Fusion called police on Friday morning, after discovering all four tires missing from the car. According to the report, the vehicle was parked in the 34000 block of Eight Mile, under a carport, at 7 p.m. on Thursday. It was left sitting on landscaping bricks. 

Drunken driving charged

A 22-year-old Plymouth woman faces a charge of drunken driving, after police stopped her vehicle in the Eight Mile/I-275 area at 3:29 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, an officer saw the vehicle was speeding and driving erratically and noticed an odor of alcohol as he spoke with the driver. A preliminary breath test showed her blood alcohol level was .23, nearly three times the .08 legal limit. The driver received a warning for having an open bottle of alcohol inside the vehicle. 

A 21-year-old Farmington Hills man faces a charge of drunken driving, after his vehicle was stopped at Shiawassee and Middlebelt at 3:10 a.m. Monday. According to the report, an officer noticed the vehicle had an inoperative headlight, and it struck the curb several times. A preliminary breath test showed the driver's blood alcohol level was .178, more than twice the .08 legal limit. The driver told police he had "a lot to drink", according to the report. 

Reminds me of them good ol' days when Chief Dwyer put me in jail at least ten times for driving drunk in Farmington Hills. Never learned my lesson, now I have no driver license at all, and I have to use my felony probation card when I cash checks. Folks look at you funny when you whip out your felony probation card for ID. Just sayin'.


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