Troy police arrest limo driver for suspected drunken driving

Police say driver had vodka on him, handgun without permit


TROY, Mich. – Troy police arrested a limo driver who, they say, was driving drunk Thursday morning.

Police said the driver called police for assistance because his limo had broken down. Officers found him in a parking lot where the limo had a flat tire and appeared to be damaged by a recent crash.

Police said the driver at first denied being involved in an accident but later admitted to possibly hitting something on Big Beaver Road.

Officers searched him for weapons and found a bottle of vodka in his coat pocket. The 64-year-old Clinton Township man failed a sobriety test and was arrested.

He was given a breath test and showed a blood alcohol level of .15, .06 points above the .08 legal limit.

Police also found an unloaded handgun stashed in a laptop computer bag inside the limo. The man did not have a concealed weapons permit, police said.

Police were seeking charges for carrying a concealed weapon, operating while intoxicated and open intoxicants in a motor vehicle.