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Alleged Drunken Off-Road Adventure Lands Man First in Snow Bank, then Jail

An area man reportedly tried to kick out the window of a patrol car after he was arrested for driving a bike path.

A Macomb Township man was arrested early Sunday morning after police stopped him as he drove his vehicle along a Clinton Township recreational trail. (Patch file photo)
A Macomb Township man was arrested early Sunday morning after police stopped him as he drove his vehicle along a Clinton Township recreational trail. (Patch file photo)

Clinton Township authorities are at a loss to explain why a 36-year-old man was driving his vehicle on a recreation al trail early Sunday morning.

“Sometimes people do the craziest things for no apparent reason,” Clinton Township Detective Richard Maierle told the Macomb Daily.

Regardless of the reason for the off-road foray, Cedrick Dwight Stacy, 36, of Macomb Township was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and malicious destruction of police property, the newspaper said.

The latter charge was filed after Stacy allegedly tried to kick out the back window of a patrol car after police handcuffed him and prepared to transport him to the police station for processing. He refused a field sobriety test, but authorities obtained a search warrant to draw blood to determine his blood alcohol content.

Police were on routine patrol on Metropolitan Parkway between Moravian drive and Groesbeck Highway when they spotted Stacy, who was headed east on the trail toward Farmbrooke Manor Apartments. He reportedly stopped when he reached the railroad tracks. He apparently had gotten stuck in the snow and smashed through the fence west of the tracks, according to the report.

Stacy was arraigned in 41-B District Court and is free on $7,500 surety bond. His next court appearance is Jan. 27.

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