Police Blotter: Speeding Motorcyclist Apologizes; Drunken Driver Says 'Just Arrest Me'

The following information was supplied by the Huntington Woods Public Safety Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

The following are highlights from reports from the since July 6:

Speeding motorcyclist apologizes after fleeing officer

At 3:58 a.m. July 9, an officer stationed on the entrance ramp to eastbound I-696 from Coolidge Highway observed a motorcycle that appeared to be speeding and used radar to determine the vehicle was traveling at 90 miles per hour, according to the report. The officer began to follow the motorcycle, which accelerated "at an extremely high rate of speed" when the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop, according to the report. The motorcycle continued to pull away from the patrol car and the officer terminated his pursuit, with the bike last seen on eastbound I-696 between Mound and Van Dyke, according to the report.

The officer said he asked dispatch to inform the Warren Police Department of the incident and used the vehicle's license to determine the rider's residence in Warren. The officer then said he called the rider. "He said he had a feeling I got his plate number ... (and) explained that he ran because he does not have a motorcycle endorsement and his plate was expired," the report reads. "(He) told me it was stupid of him to run from me and was very apologetic."

The motorcyclist told the officer he was on his way home from a friend's house in Novi when the incident occurred, already had dropped the bike off at home and was on his way to work, according to the report. The officer said he told the man he could come to the Huntington Woods Public Safety Department to pick up his citations, which the driver did at 5:30 a.m. The man was given his citations, apologized again and received a court date, according to the report.

Drunken driver: 'Just arrest me, just arrest me'

An officer reported that at 12:54 a.m. July 7, he observed a car headed westbound on 11 Mile Road with its bright lights on, crossing over the double yellow line into the eastbound traffic lanes. The car swerved back into its lane and the driver turned off its bright lights before passing the officer's patrol car as the vehicle continued to weave and nearly clipped the curb, according to the report. The vehicle slowed for a red light at Coolidge Highway and quickly accelerated to 40 miles per hour after the light turned green, at which point the officer said he made a traffic stop in the parking lot.

The officer reported a strong odor of intoxicants emanating from the driver, whose eyes, he said, were red and watery. The driver told the officer she'd had "three tall ones," according to the report. The officer informed her that he'd seen her drive left of center and "she nodded her head and whispered, 'I know,' " according to the report. The report states that the woman was lost – believing she was in Macomb County – after dropping off her daughter in Troy following a Stevie Nicks concert at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

The officer administered sobriety tests, which the woman failed, saying "Just arrest me, just arrest me, this is going to be my third," and "I'm drunk, I'm drunk," according to the report. She scored a .196 on a preliminary breath test and was arrested on an operating while intoxicated charge. Only one previous alcohol-related conviction could be located for the woman, according to the report.

The officer confiscated an open, cold-to-the-touch can of beer from the car – which the driver admitted she'd been drinking before being pulled over – as well as the driver's license plate, according to the report. The woman was transported to a holding cell at the , issued $100 bond and given a court date, the officer reported.

Residents or business owners who have information to report or who notice something unusual in their neighborhood can call the at 248-658-3380 or the at 248-541-1180. Public Safety officials encourage residents and business owners to keep their doors and windows secured at all times.


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