By Teddy Rydquist
Leader Staff Writer
Keep an eye on your packages
With Christmas around the corner, there is naturally an increase in the amount of online shopping and package deliveries. This, unfortunately, leads to an increase in theft, too. Having already received one reported case of a package being taken from an Oxford Township homeowner’s porch, Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies are encouraging residents to track their packages and bring them inside as soon as possible once delivered.
Woman arrested for operating her vehicle while intoxicated
Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, police responded to reports of an intoxicated woman driving from a store on M-24 and Drahner Rd. The woman, a 53-year-old Oxford resident, and her vehicle – a 2019 Jeep Cherokee – were located at the Sunoco gas station at Lincoln and Mechanic St.
Deputies followed the suspect and observed the woman traveling well below the posted speed limit, turning without signaling and failing to come to a complete stop. Upon executing a traffic stop, a strong odor of intoxicants was detected, and the woman showed signs of impairment.
Unable to pass any of the administered field sobriety tests, the woman was given a preliminary breath test which registered .242% – more than three-times the legal limit. Charged with operating with a blood alcohol content of .17% or more, she was taken to the Oakland County Jail until her scheduled release time.
Collects second OWI charge
A deputy witnessed a man in a GMC Sierra pickup truck enter the left turn lane at Lapeer and Drahner Rd. early and hit an orange construction barrel while completing his turn. The man, a 56-year-old Oxford resident, was pulled over on Drahner shortly after 6 p.m. on Dec. 4.
According to reports, the man admitted to consuming both alcohol and marijuana throughout the day. He could not finish the field sobriety exam and posted a blood alcohol content of .209% – more than two-and-a-half-times the limit in the state of Michigan.
Possessing a previous conviction for operating while intoxicated stemming from a 2016 arrest, the man was charged with his second OWI offense
Initially taken to the Oxford Village Police Department, he was transported to Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital after complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath.