Authorities arrest man after drunken car chase - WNEM TV 5

Authorities arrest man after drunken car chase

Posted: Updated:
Not the actual car in question. Not the actual car in question.
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Authorities say they arrested a Flint man after he led them on a drunken car chase with two young children in the backseat.

Genesee Sheriff Robert Pickell tells The Flint Journal the chase took place early Sunday after authorities responded to a report of a driver slumped in the front seat of a car in a Flint parking lot.

The man was found sleeping behind the wheel with the children ages 1 and 3 inside. Pickell says the man awoke and took off.

Authorities say the driver hit speeds upward of 60 mph before stopping about a mile away. Pickell says the driver's blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit in Michigan.

The children weren't injured. Charges are pending. The man's name wasn't immediately released.


Information from: The Flint Journal,

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.