Bloomfield Township police chase 3 drunk drivers in 1 week
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Officers were taken on a wild ride by three drunk drivers earlier this month in Bloomfield Township, and it was all caught on video.
On Dec. 1, police say 38-year-old Sean Campbell, of Troy, took off hitting speeds of 70 miles per hour. He was swerving into oncoming traffic. Officers called off the chase but Campbell later crashed.
His blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit, according to police. It's his 3rd drunken driving chaged.
On Dec. 4, the second chase in just three days began with a vehicle which did not have its lights on. The SUV was doing about 120 miles per hour with its headlights off at 1:30 a.m.
"One hundred twenty miles per hour past a fully-marked patrol car. We (were) thinking the same thing everyone else is thinking -- what just happened?" said Sgt. James Gallagher, of the Bloomfield Township Police Department.
The SUV crashed through a guardrail at Old Telegraph and Telegraph roads. He started to flee on foot but he was caught. He was charged with drunken driving.
On Dec. 6, a guy pulled over but changed his mind. It wasn't a high-speed chase. Police were able to get ahead of him and block oncoming traffic. When he did pull over, police said 39-year-old Phillip Curry, of Pontiac, faked a heart attack. He's also charged with drunken driving -- his 3rd offense.
"It just shows how much your driving can be impaired by controlled substances and alcohol," said Sgt. Gallagher.
Bloomfield Township police see an average of two police chases in a year. To get three in one week was pretty strange, but the officers tried to handle it as safely as they could.
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