Man suspected of 14th drunken driving offense

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 54-year-old Mount Clemens man, previously convicted 13 times for drunken driving offenses, was arrested again Friday, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office announced.

A sheriff’s deputy stopped a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix about 7:15 p.m. after seeing the motorist drive through a red light on Market Street in Mount Clemens.

The sheriff’s deputy pulled the man over and “determined that he was intoxicated,” a statement on the incident said. A further look at his driving record revealed that Zenon Bialokur was driving on a suspended license. Not only that, he had been convicted in 13 drunken driving offenses since 1998, according to the sheriff's office.

Those 13 drunken driving convictions are in addition to 12 current suspensions of his driving abilities, and 10 convictions for driving with his license suspended.

After impounding his car, the authorities charged Bialokur with operating while intoxicated, third offense (it only goes up to three, Lt. John Michalke explained); operating while license suspended, revoked or denied; and open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.

Bialokur was arraigned Tuesday by video at the 41B District Court in Clinton Township, and given a cash-or-surety bond of $50,000. He’s still at the Macomb County Jail, but back in court Jan. 30.