HARRISON TOWNSHIP (CBS Detroit) – Authorities say a Novi man was drunk when he drove his car straight into a Macomb County storefront on the 4th of July.
According to Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham, a deputy on patrol saw it happen as he was driving on Jefferson Ave., near Emerick, at around 2 a.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 25,329 New COVID-19 Cases, 137 Deaths
Wickersham said the 28-year-old man blew through a stop sign at South River Road before his Chrysler 200 busted right through the glass in the front of the Blue Water Marine building.READ MORE: 'Your Life Does Not End Because You Have A Diagnosis': Shantel Smith Opens Up About Her Battle With Multiple Sclerosis Before 'Survivor'
The driver, the deputy reported, was able to crawl from the wreckage uninjured — but the business suffered extensive damage. No one else was hurt.
The man, whose name has not been released, admitted to deputies that he’d been drinking at a local bar prior to the crash, and was arrested at scene.
Once in custody at the Macomb County Jail, he was given a breathalyzer test with results of .16 and .17 percent blood alcohol level — twice the legal limit in Michigan.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Hospitalizations In Michigan Reach Record High
The man was charged with Operating While Intoxicated, first offense, and was released on a $100 bond.