Off-duty officer driven home by Ferndale police charged with reckless driving

Posted at 11:29 AM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-06 17:28:50-05

An off-duty Roseville police officer who was pulled over by Ferndale police on suspicion of being intoxicated has been charged with Reckless Driving. 

Police say David Raymer, 40, of Macomb Township was driving on November 9 going northbound on Woodward around 12:30 a.m. when he was pulled over. 


After the stop, 7 Action News learned that a supervisor was notified and they ordered the driver and passenger to be brought to the Ferndale Police Department and later driven home. 

“On the surface, this appears to be an example of poor decision making by one of our lieutenants,” Ferndale Police Chief Collins said in a November interview. “As a police department, we take cases of operating and driving under the influence incredibly seriously. It’s a critical threat to public health and safety, and we as a department work regularly to educate the community to reduce instances of intoxicated driving.”

Raymer pleaded not guilty and was released on bond. His next court date is scheduled for January 16.