Police: Alleged drunk driver hit house, found in boxers in bush

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
An Orion Township man crashed an SUV into a home Thursday morning, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

Police arrested an Orion Township man after a Jeep Cherokee landed in the kitchen of a home on Joslyn Road on Thursday and the alleged driver was found hiding in a bush in boxer shorts.

Police found the Cherokee inside the kitchen about 7 a.m. in the 600 block of Joslyn after the vehicle crashed into the house, authorities said.

The driver was not at the scene and occupants of the home were not at the house, police said.

Deputies used a K-9 unit dog to track the suspect about a half-mile east of the crash, officials said. Deputies found the suspect, a 36-year-old man, hiding in a bush and wearing only boxer shorts.

Authorities suspected the man was intoxicated, but he refused to take a field sobriety test.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found a loaded .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun, for which he had no concealed weapons permit, police said.

The suspect's driver's license had been suspended multiple times and he has a previous drunk driving arrest, police said.

Detroit News Staff Writer Mark Hicks contributed to this report.


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