LENOX TWP. (WWJ) – Police say a 42-year-old woman with a history of drunk-driving had a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit when she rolled her SUV.
The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said the woman, whose name was not released, was arrested Tuesday night after she was involved in a single vehicle accident on Lowe Plank Road near 29 Mile Road in Lenox Township.
When deputies arrived on the scene just past 9 p.m., they found a heavily damaged SUV sitting on its roof in the middle of the road.
While investigating the scene, a deputy found the woman sitting in a field approximately 50 yards from the vehicle. Police say the woman told them she lost control of her car on the loose gravel.
Police say the woman, who was driving on a suspended license, also admitted to drinking prior to the crash. She was given a preliminary breath test, with a resulting blood-alcohol content of .313 percent, according to police. The legal limit in Michigan is .08 percent.
The woman was transported to McLaren Hospital for evaluation of what were described as non life-threatening injuries. Once at the hospital, police say the woman’s blood was drawn for analysis. Laboratory results are pending.
According to police, the woman has previously been arrested on three other occasions for drunk-driving related offenses.
The woman was released from police custody at the hospital with criminal charges pending. She faces charges of operating while intoxicated — 3rd offense, and driving while license suspended.