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Man Slumped Over Wheel Charged With Drunk Driving

Driver registers a .27 percent BAC after falling asleep behind wheel of truck.

Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
Photo Credit: Patch File Photo.
A Macomb County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched Jan. 26 to the Camelot Villa mobile home park for a report of a man slumped over the wheel of his vehicle near mailboxes at the park. 

According to the Macomb County Sheriff's Department, the deputy located a red Dodge Dakota pick-up truck with its driver asleep in the vehicle and contacted medical personnel. The deputy spoke with the man, who showed signs of being drunk. After ambulance crews checked the man, the deputy gave the driver, a 47-year-old Macomb Township man, some field sobriety tests, which he failed. The deputy arrested the man and took him to the Macomb County Jail and the department impounded the truck. The man registered a .27 percent blood-alcohol content, more than three times the legal BAC limit of .08 percent. 

He is charged with operating while intoxicated with a high BAC, falling under Michigan's "super drunk" laws with stiffer penalties for those with a BAC of more than .16 percent. 

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