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Police Arrest Canton Man on Charges of Driving Under the Influence

Northville Township police also found marijuana in the man's car, according to police.

Photo Credit: John McKay
Photo Credit: John McKay

This information was provided by Northville Township police.

Northville Township police arrested a Canton man around 1 a.m. Aug. 28 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a police report.

An off-duty officer saw the driver of a red Jeep tailgating a car on Five Mile Road near Haggerty Road to the point that the driver had to pull off the road in order to not get struck by the red Jeep, the report said. The driver also hit a curb on Northville Road before returning to Five Mile Road, according to the report.

The driver exited the vehicle after stopping at The Inn at St. John's to confront the person following him, who was the off-duty officer, the report said. 

Another officer arrived and smelled intoxicants on the man and noticed his eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred, according to the report. The man said he had two beers to drink, first saying his last drink was at 10:30 p.m but then saying it was at 12:30 a.m., the report said.

The officer administered several sobriety tests. The man’s preliminary breathalyzer test had a result of .194 percent blood alcohol content, according to the report. The legal limit is .08 percent.

The officer arrested him and, while searching the vehicle, found two small plastic bags of marijuana in the center console, the report said. Later tests confirmed it was marijuana, the report said. The officer also found a black metal marijuana pipe with residue on the floor behind the driver’s seat, according to the report.

These were added to the man’s charges. He has a hearing on Sept. 11 at 35th District Court, the report said. 

For questions about this crime report, email aysha.jamali@patch.com.

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