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Report: Speeding Driver Stopped in Huntington Woods was Drunk

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

A man who was speeding on I-696 and pulled over in Huntington Woods was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated, a Huntington Woods Public Safety Department stated.

At about 11:30 p.m. March 15, a marked Huntington Woods patrol car observed a Cadillac CTS sedan traveling westbound on the freeway at 99 mph according to a radar reading, a report stated.

The Cadillac blew past the patrol car, which was parked along the embankment, and never reduced speed. The officer followed the suspect vehicle, which exited at Coolidge and pulled over at the corner of Coolidge and Victoria.

The officer stated in his report that upon contact with the driver there was a strong smell of alcohol and the driver’s eyes appeared “red and watery.” The driver, after being informed as to why he was stopped, apologized and the officer made note that the suspect’s speech was “deliberate and slurred.”

The man conceded he had consumed “three draft beers” and, as stated by the officer, appeared “visibly nervous.” The driver failed field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test indicated the driver had a blood alcohol level of .148 – nearly twice the legal limit in Michigan, the report stated.

The driver was arrested on a charge of operating while intoxicated and his car impounded. The man was taken to the Berkley Department of Public Safety for booking, where he was required to post a $100 cash bond and had to wait until 8 a.m. the following morning before he could be released.

Residents or business owners who have information to report, or who notice something unusual in their neighborhood, are urged to call the at (248) 658-3380 or the at (248) 541-1180.

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