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Drunken Driving, Driving Under the Influence Incidents: Nov. 22-25

The following information was obtained from the Troy Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following information about recent incidents of drunken driving and driving under the influence of drugs is taken directly from the most recent Troy Police Department media release. This information may be edited for clarity or style. Note: In Michigan, the Blood Alcohol Content legal limit is .08 percent.

I-75 & Wattles, 1:05 a.m. on Nov. 22, 2012

Troy Officer running radar observed a vehicle traveling at 83 miles per hour. When the officer followed the vehicle he noted that the vehicle was swerving badly and twice went halfway into the next lane. When the vehicle was stopped the driver, a 36-year-old Flint man, failed sobriety tests and was arrested for “Operating While Intoxicated.” Breath test results were .13 percent.

Big Beaver & John R, 1:57 a.m. on Nov. 22, 2012

A Troy Officer stopped a vehicle that was swerving and unable to maintain its lane of travel. The driver, a 31-year-old Novi man, had bloodshot eyes and smelled of intoxicants. He failed sobriety tests and was arrested for “Operating While Intoxicated.” Breath test results were .13 percent.

Big Beaver & Dequindre, 6:22 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2012

A vehicle was stopped after a Troy Officer observed it traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver smelled of intoxicants and had bloodshot/glasses eyes. After failing sobriety tests the 22-year-old Sterling Heights man was arrested for “Operating While Intoxicated.” Breath test results were .11 percent.

Golfview & Lakeview, 12:10 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2012

Troy Officers were dispatched to the area after a report was received that the driver of a vehicle stopped in the intersection was passed out and slumped over. A Troy Officer arrived and found the driver asleep and the vehicle running with the driver’s foot on the brake. The officer put the vehicle in park and removed the keys. When the driver eventually woke up he was extremely confused and at times his speech was so slurred he could not be understood. The 33-year-old Troy man was arrested for “Operating While Intoxicated.” A blood test was administered and results are pending. He has one prior drinking and driving arrest.

Crooks & Maple, 1:01 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2012

After a Troy Officer stopped a vehicle for speeding he noted that the driver smelled of intoxicants and was unsteady on his feet. The 27-year-old Royal Oak man failed sobriety tests and was arrested for “Operating While Intoxicated.” Breath test results were .15 percent.

I-75 & Crooks, 1:41 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2012

A Troy Officer stopped a vehicle that was traveling at variable speeds with a turn signal on. The driver, a 24-year-old Auburn Hills man, smelled of intoxicants and had slurred speech. He failed sobriety tests and was arrested for “Operating While Intoxicated.” Breath test results were .12 percent.

Maple & Rochester, 9:26 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2012

A vehicle was stopped after a Troy Officer observed it run a red light at Maple & Rochester. The driver, a 30-year-old Shelby Township woman admitted to running the red light. She had bloodshot/watery eyes and smelled of intoxicants. She was arrested after failing sobriety tests for “Operating While Intoxicated.” Breath test results were .16 percent.

Call Troy Police at 248-524-3447 if you have any information about these incidents. For questions about this report, email Troy Patch editor Jen Anesi at jen.anesi@patch.com.

Joan Trombley November 29, 2012 at 06:52 PM
How do the Police differentiate between OWI, DUI, and DWI ?...does it depend on the breathalizer results?
Jen Anesi (Editor) November 29, 2012 at 07:19 PM
In the media reports they send out, they use "operating while intoxicated" for alcohol intoxication and "driving under the influence" for being under the influence of drugs (like marijuana, Xanax, heroin, etc.) while driving. I've never seen them use the phrase "driving while intoxicated." I'll have to ask, though, to get the official answer for you :)
Joan Trombley November 29, 2012 at 08:43 PM
thanks, Jen....I just asked someone that actually got ticketed and he said there are a lot of levels to the DWI....he was actually charged with DWI for a variety of reasons and the lawyer got it down to driving while visually impaired, which got him off of the other charges....
Frustrated Old Man November 30, 2012 at 12:22 PM
That's the problem with our legal system. Far too many drunks getting charges reduced. Then they go out on our roads and do it again. Rather than reducing charges, we should be reducing drunk drivers, permanently!
Big Truth December 01, 2012 at 05:25 AM
We should penalize these idiots as they do in NORWAY, fine them 1 percent of their net worth or $5000, which ever is MORE. Also, they lose their car to the state and they can't drive for a year. Repeat offenders get double fined as stated previously and must fend off an MMA fighter in the cage for 10 minutes.

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