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Police: Drunk driver was at four times the legal limit

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

An Ohio man has been charged with allegedly driving drunk in Bloomfield Township with a blood alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit, police said Thursday.

A witness called 911 at about 9:30 a.m. Feb. 17 to report a possibly intoxicated motorist traveling north on Telegraph, investigators said in a statement.

Officers found the silver Ford Fusion near Lone Pine as it was “weaving and nearly sideswiped passing vehicles,” the release read.

The officers soon stopped the vehicle and talked with the driver, identified as Christopher Robertson of Parma, Ohio.

The 46-year-old told them “he drank some vodka the night before and was on his way to Findlay, Ohio” but couldn’t explain his trek north in the opposite direction, authorities said.

After Robertson performed sobriety tasks, officers arrested him for operating while intoxicated.

A test also showed his blood alcohol level was about quadruple the 0.08 limit allowed in Michigan, police reported. The specific level was not released.

Robertson was taken to the hospital for medical clearance then held at the police station until sober.

He was later arraigned at 48th District Court in Bloomfield Hills. His next hearing is scheduled for March 15.