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Oakland County Sheriff's deputy faces 'super drunk' driving charge
clickondetroit.com ^ | 10 Jan 2012 | unattributed

Posted on 01/11/2012 6:04:22 PM PST by smokingfrog

Pontiac MI -- An Oakland County Sheriff's deputy has been charged under Michigan's new "super drunk" driving law after police said he lead officers on a dangerous chase Sunday afternoon through Oxford.

Michael Daves, a 19-year veteran with Pontiac police and now a Sheriff's deputy, led police on, what officers called, an ultra drunk, ultra dangerous chase.

Witnesses called 911 with descriptions of a wild chase.

"I mean, he's all over the road, severely," said a 911 caller.

Daves was wearing a fraternal order of police uniform and badge at the time of the chase and arrest and was driving wildy on the road, police said. He nearly hit other vehicles and a person jogging.

"He almost hit a jogger on M-24," said a 911 caller.

Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh said Daves took off when officers first stopped him and approached his car.

When he finally stopped and was arreseted he blew a .25 blood alcohol level, then a .29 and finally a .28. He easily doubled the legal limit of .08. The state's "super drunk" benchmark is .17.

A drunk driving attorney said that number indicates off-the-chart intoxication.

(Excerpt) Read more at clickondetroit.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; intoxicated; superdrunk
Audio / video at link.

Put that man on double-secret probation!

1 posted on 01/11/2012 6:04:30 PM PST by smokingfrog
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2 posted on 01/11/2012 6:10:12 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: smokingfrog

“He easily doubled the legal limit of .08”

How about tripled it?


3 posted on 01/11/2012 6:12:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: smokingfrog

So in other words, what used to considered drunk.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 6:17:42 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Evidently, basic math is not a requirement at journalism sKooL.
5 posted on 01/11/2012 6:23:29 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: BenLurkin

My personal best was a 3.2

And I hadn’t had a drink in six hours.

I no longer drink.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 6:23:46 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: smokingfrog
Michael Daves, a 19-year veteran with Pontiac police and now a Sheriff's deputy, led police on, what officers called, an ultra drunk, ultra dangerous chase

I wonder what lead to his last career change...

7 posted on 01/11/2012 6:28:48 PM PST by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: Red_Devil 232
How about tripled it?

Journolist times tables only go to two.

8 posted on 01/11/2012 6:33:50 PM PST by 386wt ("If you want a friend ... get a dog." - Harry Truman)
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To: smokingfrog

I have never seen an FOP uniform. What do they look like.


9 posted on 01/11/2012 6:37:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: smokingfrog

Pontiac is a minority city that is bankrupt. The city dissolved its police department and the city’s officers were incorporated into the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 6:40:18 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: TankerKC

Pontiac PD was shut down in budget tighten and the officers went to the Oakland County Sheriffs Dept.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 6:42:01 PM PST by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Bahbah.)
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To: smokingfrog

Conservatives should remember this ‘tard whenever the “We MUST all support law enforcement at all times”, under all circumstances, drivel is pushed.

Cops are clearly NOT a superior species, in fact they are just as likely to act stupidly as anyone else.

It too often seems the badge creates an inflated sense of entitlement, this fool thought he should not have to submit to arrest, probably demanded “Professional Courtesy” before the cuffs went on.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 6:42:46 PM PST by Loyal Sedition
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To: smokingfrog

Anything above .20 is a level where you shouldn’t be functioning. This guy has a significant drinking problem and needs to deal with that along with any criminal issues.

...and cops should be held to a higher standard, instead of ignoring their smaller infractions until they end up like this guy. I will bet $20 to FR that this guy was stopped before and let go while he was under the influence.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 6:47:34 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: maine yankee
My personal best was a 3.2

Surely you mean 0.32%, I'm pretty sure that at 3 your corpse becomes inflammable.

My personal best(worst?) was o.398% measured via blood draw some hours after the wreck. I have been completely sober since 19 December 2003. Best of luck!

Gandalf

14 posted on 01/11/2012 6:55:39 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Loyal Sedition

Now days, when the lights go on, the cameras start rolling. What I see more often now is that they end up getting the DUI, are allowed to resign and then go away.

Our policy says you cannot operate city vehicles for two years after getting a DUI.


15 posted on 01/11/2012 7:07:30 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: smokingfrog
The state's "super drunk" benchmark is .17.

When I got my license on Long Island (in 1963 in New York State) you had to be over .15 to even be charged with DUI.

ML/NJ

16 posted on 01/11/2012 7:08:31 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj
I remember that, 0.15%, from watching Mad Men.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 7:18:40 PM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: Dick Holmes
I remember that, 0.15%, from watching Mad Men.

Does anyone who doesn't get seriously loaded have any idea what these numbers mean?

I was stopped once and asked to take a test. Stupidly didn't ask what my number was. It was around 7 PM. The cop asked me if I'd had anything to drink and I honestly replied that I had had one large beer (probably 20 oz.) with my lunch sometime before 1 PM. For this he ordered/asked me to take a breath test.

ML/NJ

18 posted on 01/11/2012 7:43:31 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: TankerKC

Pontiac police department was disbanded last year and all law enforcement services were contacted with Oakland County. Some, but not all, Pontiac Police officers were hired by the county Sheriffs Office to help fill the increase need.
I am not sure exactly when the department was disbanded because it was tied up in the courts for quite awhile but it was several months ago.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 7:45:27 PM PST by midcop402
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To: TankerKC

Pontiac police department was disbanded last year and all law enforcement services were contacted with Oakland County. Some, but not all, Pontiac Police officers were hired by the county Sheriffs Office to help fill the increase need.
I am not sure exactly when the department was disbanded because it was tied up in the courts for quite awhile but it was several months ago.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 7:45:48 PM PST by midcop402
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To: ml/nj
For this he ordered/asked me to take a breath test.

save us from the suspense....what was the test result??????

21 posted on 01/11/2012 7:53:35 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Venturer

(Hip flask hidden inside fake radio.)

22 posted on 01/11/2012 7:57:55 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: maine yankee

3.2? you’d be dead


23 posted on 01/11/2012 7:58:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: terycarl
....what was the test result??????

Do you have some sort of reading difficulty? ("Stupidly didn't ask what my number was.") All I know is he told me I was free to go on my way.

ML/NJ

24 posted on 01/11/2012 8:01:20 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: smokingfrog

Thank God he did not kill or injure anyone! It’s always sad when someone wrecks themselves like this. I hope he can kick the habit without any more trouble and heal what he’s done.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 9:06:51 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: smokingfrog

“Bourbon is what I was drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-drunk.”


26 posted on 01/11/2012 10:59:00 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: ml/nj

The drinking age was 18and there were plenty of places that never carded.


27 posted on 01/12/2012 1:14:11 AM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: razorback-bert
...and you think those were good times?
28 posted on 01/12/2012 2:08:08 AM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray

My personal best was a 3.2
Surely you mean 0.32%, I’m pretty sure that at 3 your corpse becomes inflammable.


I can’t type drunk or sober.


29 posted on 01/12/2012 5:11:38 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: razorback-bert
The drinking age was 18and there were plenty of places that never carded.

Not only that, but I used to show proof that I was 17! (Hmmm, brown eyes, red hair, six feet. You're okay.) ML/NJ

30 posted on 01/12/2012 5:12:29 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: maine yankee

.26 and .27 in 1979, quit drinking about 8 years ago


31 posted on 01/12/2012 5:18:27 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: smokingfrog; Red_Devil 232

Many, many journalists are just flat out innumerate.

Sad, really.


32 posted on 01/12/2012 5:22:20 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: smokingfrog

If you think you’ll be somewhere in traffic at the same time with police officers who are just leaving their annual golf outing, you may want to consider taking an alternate route or making the trip another day.


33 posted on 01/12/2012 5:32:59 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: eyeamok

Same here. Its gotten to the point where a single drink is enough.


34 posted on 01/12/2012 5:42:22 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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35 posted on 01/12/2012 7:07:36 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: smokingfrog
When he finally stopped and was arreseted he blew a .25 blood alcohol level, then a .29 and finally a .28. He easily doubled the legal limit of .08. The state's "super drunk" benchmark is .17.

A drunk driving attorney said that number indicates off-the-chart intoxication.


So, his alcohol level was charted at .28. Which is off the chart. Even though thats what it is charted at.
36 posted on 01/12/2012 12:16:09 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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