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Canton Police Arrest Man on Charges of Operating Under the Influence

The following information was provided by the Canton Township Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.

Canton Township Police arrested a man at 2:35 p.m. Oct. 24 near the intersection of Cherry Stone Drive and Cherry Hill Road for operating under the influence of alcohol, according to a police report.

The responding officer was dispatched to the area of Palmer and Morton Taylor roads after a U.S. postal employee reported seeing a man urinating in public, the report said. Another officer observed the man driving in a black Chevrolet Cobalt, the report said. The two officers found the man driving on Cherry Hill Road east of Lilley Road when one officer saw him drift toward the road's center line, according to the report.

The officer also saw the man drive toward Haggerty Road with his left turn signal on continuously with no indication of turning left and drift over the white fog line, the report said. The officer said the man eventually turned off his signal, but failed to signal his turn onto Haggerty Road, according to the report. The officer made a traffic stop because the man was near Field Elementary School, the report said.

The officer said he detected a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle and observed the driver to have bloodshot and glassy eyes with what appeared to be slowed and slurred speech, the report said.

The officer saw a 24-ounce can labeled Camo Black with 12.2 percent alcohol content on the floor of the passenger side, according to the report. When asked if he recently drank, the man said he had 15 minutes ago, the report said.

The officer conducted sobriety tests, including a walk and turn test, which the main failed, and a preliminary breath test, which had a result of .20, according to the report. The legal driving limit in Michigan is .08 percent.

The man was arrested. A record check showed he had previously been convicted in 2005 of operating while impaired, the report said.

For questions about this crime report, email aysha.jamali@patch.com.

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