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'I Shouldn't be Driving,' Says Man Arrested for DUI

City of Northville police provided this information.

City of Northville police Credit: Aysha Jamali
City of Northville police Credit: Aysha Jamali

City of Northville police arrested a 49-year-old South Lyon man at about 2 a.m. Jan. 5 on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a police report.

An officer saw the driver of a white Ford F-150 drive through a red light at Eight Mile and Taft roads, the report said. The officer stopped the driver and smelled intoxicants in the vehicle, according to the report. 

The man asked to get out of the vehicle and, when the officer asked why, he said, “Because I shouldn’t be driving," the report said. The man said he had four beers to drink, but refused to take both a preliminary breathalyzer test and a chemical test at the Northville Township police department, according to the report. 

An officer completed a search warrant for a blood test, which was signed by Judge James A. Plakas at 35th District Court, the report said. Police took the man to St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Livonia for the test, according to the report.

Back at the police department, the man agreed to take a preliminary breathalyzer test, which had a result of .10 percent blood alcohol content, the report said. The legal driving limit is .08 percent. 

There was no bond for the man’s release as his official charges pended on the blood results, according to the report.

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

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