16-Year-Old Arrested on Zero-Tolerance Drunk Driving Law

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 11/13/2017 - 15:34

A 16-year-old Ann Arbor male who was stopped for speeding Nov. 12 was arrested for violating the zero-tolerance drinking and driving laws.

Saline Police officer John Belknap paced a Honda Accord going 60 in a 40 mph zone on east-bound Michigan Avenue near Whitlock Street. The officer followed the car over the bridge and noticed its wheels leave the lane near Mills Street. The officer paced the car speeding downtown and then on North Ann Arbor Street before stopping the vehicle near Brecon Drive.

The driver told the officer he drank one beer. After conducting field sobriety tests, the officer gave the driver a preliminary breath test, which showed a blood alcohol content of .52. That level is lower than the legal limit for a driver 21 or older. But Michigan has a zero tolerance law for minors.

Dad Calls Cops on Son for Probation Violation

A Lambkins Road man called police Nov. 11 when he suspected his 16-year-old son violated the terms of his probation.

At 5 p.m. that day the father smelled the odor of marijuana outside his son’s room. He entered the room and found a plastic container containing what he suspected was marijuana and a plastic bottle made into a “bong.” He called his son’s probation officer and called police.

Saline Police confiscated the leafy substance and have sent it to the Michigan State Police lab for analysis.

Parents Fraudulently Cash Daughter's Check

Saline Police are investigating after a Milan couple allegedly defrauded the Village Party Store.

On Aug. 11, a 37-year-old Milan woman cashed her daughter’s check for $588. Two weeks later, the owner learned from his bank that the check was being returned. He also learned from his brother, owner of Stony Creek Liquor and Market, that the woman’s 35-year-old husband cashed a different check at his story.

Saline Police Officer Dave Ringe spoke with the manager of McDonald’s, where the daughter worked, and learned the check was originally deposited using a mobile device. The owners of Village Party Store agreed they would not press charges if the money was reimbursed. Officer Ringe relayed the information to the Milan woman, who agreed to make arrangements for payment.

Drunk Drive Arrest

Police arrested a 23-year-old Shelby Township man for drunk driving Nov. 5. Around 12:50 a.m., police spotted the vehicle moving erratically in its lane on westbound Michigan Avenue near Austin Road.

Police stopped the vehicle and discovered a very intoxicated driver who had trouble staying on his feet. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .24 – three times the legal limit.

The man was arrested and his 2017 Chevy Malibu was impounded.

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