Woman charged after hitting I-75 median 6 times, tells Troy officers she had 1 drink

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Troy — A Flint woman was arraigned on DUI charges this week after she hit the Interstate 75 median wall six times. Afterward, she claimed she had only one drink, Troy police said.

Stacy Holly-Noel Foote, 37, was arraigned in 52-4 District Court Monday on charges of operating while intoxicated and driving while her license was suspended - both second offenses. Her bond was $3,000.

Stacy Holly-Noel Foote

Troy police officers responded to northbound Crooks, north of West Long Lake Road at 11:14 p.m. on Aug. 16 on reports of an erratic driver. 

Foote, driving in a 2003 Buick Century, had struck the freeway median wall barrier six times. One of the vehicle’s tires had become dislodged from the vehicle, which was disabled against the median wall, police said.

While speaking with her, officers said they noted an odor of alcohol. When asked if she had been drinking, she admitted to having consumed one drink that contained alcohol while celebrating her boyfriend’s birthday.

"She did not realize she had been involved in an accident and could not understand why she could not open the driver’s door as it was up against the concrete barrier," police said.

Officers said she needed assistance to stand and walk. After getting out of the car, she became belligerent and refused to allow officers to conduct sobriety evaluations, police said. The officers found an open container of alcohol that had spilled across the floor of the car. 

Foote's breath alcohol content test showed .18, police said.

Officers noted that her Michigan driver's license was suspended and was driving without insurance.