TROY (WWJ) – A Clarkson man, pulled over in his Cadillac last weekend, admitted to Troy police that he’d drank a little too much.
Police made the traffic stop at 5:20 p.m. Saturday, January 27, on the northbound I-75 entrance ramp from Rochester Road.READ MORE: Michigan Public Service Commission Says The State Won't Be Affected By Gas Shortage
According to police the 35-year-old suspect, who has two prior drunken driving convictions, smelled of alcohol as he sat speaking to officers in a 2014 Cadillac CTS.
When an officer asked the driver how much alcohol he consumed, the man replied: “More than I should have.”READ MORE: Five Michigan Students Named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars
Police said, after failing several field sobriety tests, the suspect submitted to a preliminary breath test which found he had a .289 percent Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) — more than three times the legal limit for driving.
While searching the man’s car, police said they found a bottle of alcohol that was around one-third full. It was also discovered the man was driving on a suspended license.
The driver was taken into custody and charged with the following: Driving While License Suspended, Transporting an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol – 3rd Offense.MORE NEWS: Beaumont & Other Metro Detroit Clinics Begin Pfizer Vaccinations For Ages 12 & Up
His name was not released pending an arraignment on the charges.