Rollover Crash Blamed on Texting and Drinking

Saline Police are warning residents about perils of texting while driving after a rollover crash in Saline Aug. 15.

A 24-year-old Ypsilanti woman left a local bar and was driving to a friend’s residence at 11:30 p.m. when she began texting a friend.

Next thing she knew, according to a Saline Police report, her car was flipping over.The woman told police she had no idea what she hit or how she rolled her car, according to the report.

Police arrived on the scene at Harper Drive and Calder Court and found the vehicle on its roof with the driver standing next to it. The woman’s hands were bloody from crawling out of the vehicle in glass, according to the report..Saline Area Fire and Huron Valley Ambulance were dispatched on to the scene. A breath test taken on the scene showed a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit. The woman was in the back of the police cruiser when she complained of chest pain. She was driven to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital by ambulance. At the hospital, blood was drawn

Saline Police Detective Don Lupi said the crash served as a reminder about the dangers of texting and driving.

“Texting and driving is a dangerous activity. Add alcohol to the mix and it’s even more dangerous,” Lupi said.

The case is open pending the results of the blood test.

Erie Man Arrested on Felony Warrant

Saline Police apprehended a 22-year-old Erie Man wanted on a felony warrant out of Monroe Aug. 17.

Police stopped a 1989 Ford Taurus with a defective brake light at Michigan Avenue and Keveling Drive. Police learned the passenger was wanted in Monroe. He was arrested and lodged at the Saline Police Department where he was picked up by deputies from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. A 22-year-old Monroe woman driving the vehicle was cited for driving without a license. The vehicle was impounded.

Speeding Saline Man Arrested Under Zero Tolerance Law

A 19-year-old Saline man stopped for speeding Aug. 17 was arrested on the zero-tolerance drinking and driving laws that apply to drivers under 21 years of age. Police stopped a white Ford pick up that was traveling 80 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone. After sobriety tests, the driver refused a breath test. He was arrested under the zero tolerance law. He was transported to Saline Police where he took a breath test which showed a blood alcohol content less than the legal limit of .08. Drivers under 21 are not permitted to consume any alcohol.

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