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    Suspected drunken driver arrested after rollover crash in Wyandotte

    A 37-year-old Wyandotte man was fortunate to walk away uninjured from a rollover crash, but he ended up walking straight into a jail cell.

    The incident took place at around 7:45 p.m. Nov. 16, in the 2200 block of 18th Street.

    Upon arrival, an officer found the man’s vehicle flipped over, on its hood. He also spotted a damaged pickup truck parked on the westbound side of the street.

    In speaking with a group of people gathered at the crash scene, the resident identified himself as the driver. He told the officer he was on the road when he answered a phone call from his wife. That’s when he struck a parked truck and rolled his vehicle over.

    Police said the man smelled of alcohol and exhibited signs of intoxication. He told the officer he was heading home, and was driving a company vehicle.

    The man went to his overturned vehicle to retrieve his wallet, in order to provide identification to police. Asked if he had been drinking, he told the officer he “only had one after the game.”

    After being medically cleared by paramedics, he took and failed several field sobriety tests. Two breath tests gave readings of 0.18 and 0.17, indicating he was highly intoxicated.

    He was arrested for operating while intoxicated, high blood-alcohol content, involving an accident.


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