HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, at approximately 1:30 a.m., an Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy was patrolling in the area of Lasalle and E. Highland Rd. (M-59) when he attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation.
The vehicle refused to stop and fled north on Lasalle through a residential neighborhood. After a brief pursuit at no more than 15 mph, Deputies were able to stop the vehicle and prevent it from exiting the neighborhood onto N. Duck Lake Rd. Deputies took the suspect, a 41 year old man who is resident of Highland Township, into custody without further incident. A roadside preliminary breath test showed his blood alcohol content @.14%
The driver was arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated and Fleeing and Eluding Police. He was taken to McLaren Hospital – Oakland for a search warrant blood draw and subsequently was lodged at the Oakland County Jail.