Oakland County Men Both Charged With Drunk Driving For Eighth Time

LAKE ORION (WWJ) — It’s a charge an Orion Township man is used to hearing. Gary Osborn, 57, was arrested on his eighth drunk driving offense on Saturday.

Lake Orion police say an officer on patrol saw Osborn leave a store, jump on a motor bike and take off without the use of any kind of headlights along M-24.

Police say they saw Osborn leave the street onto the sidewalk at about 30 miles per hour. Officers say he almost hit another vehicle and they eventually pulled him over.

(photo: Lake Orion Police Department)

(photo: Lake Orion Police Department)

The arresting officer discovered his vehicle was a Huffy bicycle with an added engine and fuel tank attached.

Osborn allegedly told police he didn’t have a license because of his seven prior drunk driving convictions. He was given a sobriety test and it was found that his blood alcohol level was at .18 BAC.

Police say he hasn’t had a valid license since 1980. He also had 12 open driver’s license suspensions at the time of his arrest.

This will be his fifth felony drunk driving arrest. Osborn was placed on $25,000 cash bond and alcohol tether if able to make bond.

Osborn’s next court date is scheduled for September 29.

Another man, 54-year-old Douglas Bowman, was also charged with his eighth drunk driving charge on Monday. Police responded to the area of M-24 near Heights Rd. after reports of a pickup truck swerving at around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

An officer pulled Bowman’s vehicle over and found immediate signs that he was drunk. It was later found that Bowman had 31 open driver’s license suspensions at the time of his arrest with numerous convictions for driving on a suspended license.

Bond was set at $25,000 and alcohol tether if Bowman is able to make bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for September 27.


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