TROY, Mich. – Police said a couple was getting very drunk one night at a Troy restaurant when a Dearborn woman struck a security guard with a can of Red Bull. Her boyfriend later drove to the police station on a flat tire while highly intoxicated, officers said.
Troy police were called at 12:56 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 14) to the Mon Jin Lau restaurant on East Maple Road.
A security employee at the restaurant told police that workers tried to remove a 25-year-old Dearborn woman and a 26-year-old Detroit man after multiple complaints that they were smoking inside.
When workers tried to remove the couple, the woman shoved a security guard and struck him in the face with a can of Red Bull, according to authorities.
Police said the woman bit a different security employee on the forearm, breaking his skin.
As security staff members restrained the couple and led them out the front doors to the parking lot, the man started to spit at them, according to officials.
Employees declined to pursue charges against the man, police said.
The couple told police they had been on a date when a security guard punched the Dearborn woman in her face, officials said. She had a small cut on her chin, but she told police it was from falling, authorities said.
Officers said both the Dearborn woman and the Detroit man were “highly intoxicated.”
Police arrested the woman on suspicion of aggravated assault and assault and battery. She was taken to the Troy Police Department Lock-up Facility.
A member of the security staff later told authorities he didn’t want to pursue charges against the woman, officers said.
Drunken driving charge
Troy police said the Detroit man was offered help to find a ride home, but he declined. At 2:14 a.m., a white Infiniti G35 was caught on camera pulling into the Troy Police Department, and the man got out of the driver’s seat, according to authorities.
Officers spoke with the man and told him his front passenger side tire was flat, and the rim was bent. He denied driving the vehicle, but police confirmed via camera that he arrived alone, they said.
Troy police asked him to complete several sobriety tests, but he performed poorly, they said. He submitted to a preliminary breath test, with a result of .163%, according to authorities.
He was arrested and taken to the Troy Police Lock-up Facility and refused a breath test, officials said. A search warrant for a blood draw was granted, and the man was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, pending lab results, and driving with a suspended license.