Troy Police handle 421 calls, make 7 drunk driving arrests over three nights

Posted at 2:03 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 14:28:49-04

Troy police officers handled 421 calls between Thursday and Saturday night, including seven drunk driving arrests, according to a lengthy Twitter thread.

All of the DUI arrests had Preliminary Breath Test results that were significantly higher than Michigan's legal limit of .08.

The first call was received on Thursday around 7 p.m. Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash in the area of I-75 and Adams. Eventually, officers located the driver, a 61-year-old man, that left the scene and denied any drinking. The breathalyzer results were .149, police say. He was arrested for leaving the scene and operating while intoxicated.

Nearly three hours later, a 66-year-old man was stopped for erratic driving in the area of Maple and Rochester Road. Police say he smelled of alcohol and performed poorly on sobriety evaluations. His PBT results were .127 and he was arrested.

On Friday, officers were called to reports of a car driving erratically. Officers found the car parked with the driving hiding behind it. The driver reportedly told officers he had one drink. Police say his PBT results were .24 and he was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

Around 4 a.m. Saturday, in the area of Big Beaver and Bellingham, a '16 Mustang was stopped for an equipment violation. The driver, a 24-year-old woman, said she was coming from a casino and didn't have too much to drink. Police said her PBT result was .096 and an open liquor bottle was also in the car. The driver was arrested for the open container and operating while intoxicated.

The next call was received at 8 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area of SB I-75 north of Maple on the report of an injury crash where one of the cars caught fire. Police say the at-fault driver rear-ended a second vehicle, forcing both into the median guardrail. 

A witness pulled the at-fault driver from the burning vehicle prior to officers' arrival. Police say the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Charges are pending.

The last incident on Saturday occurred around 11:30 p.m. Officers stopped the driver of a '99 Jeep for erratic driving. Police say the driver admitted to having a few drinks as well as no insurance. The driver was also suspected of narcotics use. Charges are pending.

Police reminded residents to do their part and don't let friends or family drive drunk or high.