COMMERCE TWP., Mich. (WXYZ) - 18-year-old driver is arrested for being super drunk after allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run with an Oakland County Sheriff's Department patrol car.
Lakeside Towing told 7 Action News they towed a red SUV from an accident scene with a sheriff's deputy just before 1 a.m Saturday. The sheriff's department said an 18-year-old girl from West Bloomfield Township was behind the wheel. Her blood alcohol content was 0.24 and when she hit the patrol car she continued driving. The Oakland County Sheriff's deputy had pulled off the roadway at Union Lake Road just north of Richardson Road in Commerce Township. His lights were activated and he was helping a motorist in a different hit-and-run accident.
The deputy was outside the car when it was hit and he was not hurt, but his patrol car was not longer driveable. The accident damaged the patrol car's right front fender, right front tire and rim, control arm and front suspension. Enough damage had also been done to the SUV where it also could not be driven anymore. The 18-year-old was found on a side street about a half a mile away where she was arrested.
The teen was arrested under Michigan's "super drunk" driving law. The penalties under the "super drunk" law are stiffer and double. The law took effect October 31, 2010 and it applies to people operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.17 and higher.
The 18-year-old's name is not being released yet.