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Woman Found Passed Out in Car on Side of the Road, Arrested for OWI; Novi High School Baseball Gates Missing

The following information was supplied by the Novi Police Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.

A woman was arrested on charges of a second offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after she was found passed out in her car, which was on the side of the road near Eight Mile and Meadowbrook roads at 2 a.m. on March 25, according to a police report.

A police officer on patrol saw taillights off the roadway and found the car completely off the road; the report said. The car was still running and in drive, but was stopped on the grass, the report said. One female was inside and passed out in the driver’s seat, the report said. The officer woke the woman up by yelling and knocking on the car door, the report said. A Northville police officer then arrived to provide assistance since she was in that town.

The officer asked her if she knew where she was, and she said she was at home, the report said. The officer then asked for her license, but she just laughed at him and asked if he were serious, the report said. The officer observed that she was slurring her speech and smelled of alcohol, so he asked her to perform sobriety tests, the report said. The woman was found to have a blood-alcohol content of 0.231, which is over Michigan’s legal limit of 0.08. She was then arrested on charges of an OWI and her car was impounded, the report said.

High school baseball gates missing

Both gates to the visitor’s dugout on the baseball field were reported missing on March 26, according to a police report. The man who reported the doors missing talked to the players and found out the gates had been gone for the past 2-3 weeks, the report said. The area had been under construction for the past 3-4 weeks and the main gate to the field has been unsecured, the report said. The man checked in storage and with the construction crew to see if the doors had been moved, but they said they did not move them, the report said. The doors are worth an estimated $3,000 and a detective has been alerted to the case, the report said.

Man's car window broken for second time

A man reported that someone broke the passenger window of his car at 11:33 p.m. on March 23 while it was parked in his driveway on Dukesbury Court, according to a police report. The man and his family were all upstairs in their bedrooms when they heard the sound of the car window being struck twice and glass breaking, the report said. The man said he looked out the front of his home to see a car drive off toward Chase Drive, the report said.

The man said he believes the same suspect or suspects also broke out a window on another car of his on March 9 when it was parked on Chase Drive, the report said. His stepson drives the other car and the man thinks the suspects may be known acquaintances from school who are mad at him for some unknown reasons, the report said.

Motorcycle seat stolen

A man reported that the seat and side bags were stolen off his motorcycle while it was parked at Woodland Glen Apartments sometime between 5 p.m. on March 22 and 5 p.m. on March 24, according to a police report. The motorcycle was covered during that time in parked in the carport, the report said. The police could not find any suspects or witnesses.

If you have questions about this blotter, contact Editor Rebecca Jaskot at rebecca.jaskot@patch.com.

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