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Man Hits Drunken Driving Display Car in West Bloomfield

A vehicle displayed at West Bloomfield High as a reminder about the consequences of drunken driving was struck in a single car accident early Sunday morning.

West Bloomfield Township Police Lieutenant Tim Diamond said the driver, a 37-year-old Harrison man, was traveling south on Orchard Lake Road at around 5 a.m., when his vehicle crossed traffic lanes, hit a sign, a utility pole and the wrecked car.

After the vehicle landed in the high school parking lot, Diamond said, the driver and passenger, a 27-year-old Farwell woman, ran away. She was taken into custody within an hour, but the driver eluded police for several hours before he was captured at around 1 p.m.

Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment of injuries.

"He was a parole absconder, so we will turn him over to the Department of Corrections today," Diamond said Monday morning.

Jonathan Vanderhuge Spear October 01, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Achievement unlocked.
Dave365 October 02, 2013 at 08:07 AM
He didn't just hit the pole behind the smashed display car, he sheared it off at the ground. The upper half of the pole stayed attached to the wires which didn't break, quite a site just dangling there. DTE got it replaced in one day so kudos to them.
Brad Jensen October 02, 2013 at 11:24 AM
I think he didn't get the message.
Lee Jacobsen October 02, 2013 at 11:31 AM
Liability issues will emerge. No doubt the driver will sue the city for damages since that wrecked car display was a needless distraction to his limited driving abilities, causing the accident. Crazy? Check out the court docket in our legal system, then make a comment. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/11/the-most-frivolous-lawsui_n_570512.html
Vera Hogan October 02, 2013 at 12:53 PM
What has this and other news stories you have posted on Fenton Patch have to do with Fenton? What happened to local news? There is plenty going on around here. Very disappointed.
rod bleskow October 02, 2013 at 01:12 PM
=== THIS IS VERY POOR REPORTING === Where's the PICTURE OF THE ACCIDENT? You NEED TO DISPLAY IT, to COMPLETE your story! How do you expect me to BELIEVE the story, WITHOUT it? At least finish the job.... geeeeeez!!!

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