ROMEO (WWJ) – A Grosse Pointe Farms man is behind bars after authorities say he was caught driving drunk for the seventh time.
Macomb County Sheriff’s deputies found 47-year old Jonathon Alhakim behind the wheel of a Ford Super Duty pickup truck in a ditch near 27 Mile and Teller roads in Ray Township, near Romeo, Saturday night.READ MORE: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets For 2022-2023 Season
Sheriff’s officials say Alhakim, who’d had his license suspended due to previous offenses, failed a field sobriety test and was taken to the Macomb County Jail where he blew a .25 on a breathalyzer test.
That’s three times the legal limit.
Alhakim was arraigned via video in 42nd District Court in Romeo Monday on charges of operating while impaired, driving with a suspended license and having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.READ MORE: Deadline Detroit Co-Founder Says Website Will Shut Down After Sept. 5
Bond was set at $25,000 cash.
Michigan Department of Corrections records show Alhakim, who remained jailed Tuesday, had previously served jail time for drunk driving. He was sentenced to a maximal of three years in February of 2012 and was released in April of this year.
Sheriff’s officials say Alhakim has a total of six previous OWI convictions as well as several driver’s license suspensions and revocations.MORE NEWS: Oakland County Woman Charged With Impersonating Health Professional
Alhakim is due back in court for a hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 22.