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Metro Detroit police chief gets probation for drunk driving

Posted at 7:17 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 12:26:24-05

LAKE ANGELUS, Mich. (WXYZ) — Lake Angelus Police Chief Mike Farley was sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to drunk driving.

Farley will also be required to serve four days of community service.

He was arrested on Nov. 30 for driving under the influence and not wearing a seat belt in Keego Harbor. His blood alcohol level was reportedly nearly double the legal limit at .15.

Keego Harbor Police video of the arrest shows Farley flunking roadside sobriety tests, including walking toe-to-toe and standing on one foot while counting.

Farley is required to pay more than $1,500 in fines for driving while impaired.

He is the only full-time cop in Lake Angelus, Michigan's smallest city with 300 people in northern Oakland County.