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Police: Drunken woman drives wrong way in Troy, refuses to take breathalyzer

Pefley's BAC was 3 times legal limit

TROY, Mich. – A 21-year-old woman drove the wrong way on a Troy road Oct. 11, then refused to take a breathalyzer, police said.

Watch dashcam video of the incident below.

Police said Courtney Marie Pefley, of Sterling Heights, was driving her 2019 Ford Fusion the wrong way on W. Big Beaver Road just before midnight.

When police stopped the car, officers saw it had a flat front left tire, and Pefley smelled like alcohol. She told officers she had two alcoholic drinks.

Police said Pefley performed poorly on several sobriety tests and refused to take a breathalyzer test.

She was taken to the Troy Lock-up Facility, where she agreed to take a breathalyzer. Her results were .25 percent and .24 percent, three times the legal limit.

Pefley was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and preliminary breath test refusal.


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