Suspended Detroit Cop Charged With Stealing Wine, Causing DUI Crash Before Hitting Snow Bank
DETROIT (WWJ) - A suspended Detroit police officer who is already facing charges for allegedly stealing wine from two different stores, is now accused of causing an alcohol related crash.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said 41-year-old Dana Bond is expected to be arraigned Tuesday on charges of high blood alcohol content, failure to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident with property damage.
The charges stem from an incident that happened just after 1 p.m. Sunday in northwest Detroit. Detroit Police spokesman Dan Donakowski said Bond was allegedly driving while intoxicated when she crashed her car into another vehicle near Plymouth Road and Memorial Street, just east of the Southfield Freeway. After the collision, Bond apparently tried to flee the scene, but she ran into a snow bank.
“During the investigation, the officers smelled intoxicants on her breath, and she was then arrested,” Donakowski said. “Specifically, her [blood-alcohol content] is unknown at this time.”
Police say a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were injured in the crash. Both were rushed to the hospital, where they remain in stable condition. Bond was uninjured.
Bond was suspended without pay last November after being charged with third degree retail fraud for separate incidents that occurred on Aug. 19 and Aug. 28. In both cases, Bond is accused of stealing bottles of wine and various food items from two Detroit stores, one in the 1100 block of Warren and one in the 4500 block of Trumbull. A jury trial is scheduled to start April 15 in 36th District Court on the fraud charges.
“We do hold police officers to a higher standard and it’s something that we don’t like to see,” Donakowski said. “We definitely want to bring forth the best image that we can, but situations do happen.”