Two motorists are facing charges of operating vehicles while intoxicated after crashing their cars last week, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office said.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman a little after midnight Friday in Harrison Township after they responded to a call about a single-vehicle crash on Jefferson near Jeffers Court. Upon arrival, deputies found a black 2013 Dodge Dart stuck in a snow bank.
Witnesses told police the Dart was traveling on the wrong side of the road and forced other vehicles to swerve out of its way.
Officials said the woman smelled of alcohol, was uncooperative and had to be physically removed from the vehicle. Police found a nearly empty bottle of scotch in the vehicle’s passenger seat.
Results of a preliminary breath test showed the woman’s blood alcohol level to be .23 percent or nearly three times the legal limit, officials said. She was taken to a hospital where blood was drawn after police obtained a warrant.
And on Tuesday, a deputy responded to a traffic accident at about 6 p.m. on Hall near North Avenue in Macomb Township.
Police located a blue Lincoln MKZ that had run off the road and its driver was slumped over the wheel, officials said.
Emergency medical technicians were called to take the man to a hospital.
The victim told the deputy he was a drug addict who relapsed and had given himself an injection of heroin 30 minutes before he crashed the car.
Police later learned the man has two previous convictions for operating a vehicle while impaired.