Troy police officer faces drunken driving charge
January 28, 2014
Troy police took an off-duty Troy police officer into custody after officers reportedly saw the pickup truck the officer was driving strike a median curb on Big Beaver twice just after midnight Jan. 18.
Troy police Sgt. Andy Breidenich said the Troy Police Department will not release the name of the officer until after arraignment.
According to reports, officers approached the driver of the pickup truck after the truck drove on the median near Rochester Road, then came to a stop. Police then discovered that the driver was an off-duty Troy police officer.
Police said the officer and the inside of the vehicle smelled strongly of alcohol. The officer reportedly refused to take a breath test, and after investigation by a police supervisor, was taken into custody for drunken driving. Police obtained a search warrant for a blood draw. The Michigan State Police analyzed the sample and said the blood alcohol count was 0.27 percent, more than three times the legal limit.
Troy police have placed the officer on administrative leave pending outcome of the criminal and internal investigations.
The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office is reviewing the case.
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