Police Report: Woman Who Crashed Into Parked Vehicles Suspected of Drunk Driving
The following news items are from Saline Police reports from July 24-July 31. Arrests do not indicate conviction.
A 23-year-old Saline woman is expected to face charges of operating while impaired after a crash on Russell Street near Lewis Street July 24, according to Saline Police records.
Police arrived on the scene at 8 p.m. and saw a red Chevrolet that they believed had rear ended another vehicle, according to the report. A witness told police the suspect vehicle was eastbound on Bennett when it struck two parked vehicles, according to the report.
The driver told police she drank four or five vodka drinks, according to the report. A breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .30, nearly four times the legal limit of .08, according to the report. Saline firefighters and Huron Valley Ambulance were called to the scene and the woman was transported to University of Michigan hospital. Blood drawn at the hospital will be mailed to the Michigan State Police crime lab for evaluation, according to the report. The vehicle was impounded.
Motorcyclist Who Fell Down Faces Drunk Driving Charge
A 74-year-old Dearborn man was arrested on charges of operating while impaired July 29, according to a report.
Police began following an eastbound motorcycle that was swerving out of its lane, nearly hitting the curb four or five times. At Maple Road and Michigan Avenue, the bike stopped for a red light, the driver failed to put his feet down and the bike tipped over, according to the report. Police initiated a stop. A breathalyzer showed a blood alcohol content of .13.
The man was arrested and released when his blood alcohol content reached a legal limit, according to the report. The motorcycle was impounded.
Teen Faces Zero Tolerance Drinking and Driving Charge
A 17-year-old Saline male was arrested under the zero tolerance underage drinking and driving law after police stopped an erratic driver July 28.
Police paced the driver at 60 miles per hour in a 40 mile-per-hour zone as he left the city going north on Maple Road, according to the report. Police caught up to the vehicle and initiated a stop at Textile Road. The driver told police he’d had a “drink or two,” according the report. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .061, lower than the legal limit for drivers 21 and older. The driver was arrested for operating while impaired-zero tolerance. There were four teenage male passengers in the vehicle. Three of them were drinking and were released to their parents’ custody without charge, according to the report.