Detroit mother accused of hitting crossing guard while driving drunk at Roseville school

Crossing guard is OK, police say

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ROSEVILLE, Mich. - A 36-year-old Detroit woman is accused of hitting a crossing guard while driving drunk at Joseph G. Steenland Elementary School in Roseville, police said.

The mother is accused of hitting the crossing guard around 3 p.m. Tuesday with her white 2003 Ford Taurus when school was getting out.

Police said she was driving west on Chestnut Street and stopped at the intersection with Barkman Street. The crossing guard approached her and asked her to move out of the intersection, but as he started to walk away, the driver pulled forward and struck him, police said.

She left the scene and came back 10 minutes later on foot to yell at the school principal, according to witnesses.

When she returned, police said witnesses pointed her out. She was arrested under suspicion of drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

The 82-year-old Roseville man is OK, officials said. Police said he has minor injuries. He was wearing his safety vest and had a hand-held stop sign, police said. He refused treatment at the scene.

The woman's child was not in the car at the time of the alleged incident, police said. She was arriving to pick up the child.

Macomb County detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

Joseph G. Steenland Elementary School is near Martin Road and Groesbeck Highway.

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