A West Bloomfield resident three times over the legal limit for alcohol was arrested early Saturday morning after hitting an Oakland County Sheriff Deputy's vehicle in Commerce.
The 18-year-old woman was traveling northbound on Union Lake Road, north of Richardson Road, just before 1 a.m. in an SUV when she struck the patrol car that was off the roadway, as the deputy was assisting another motorist. The driver continued before eventually being found on a side street south of Commerce Road. No injuries were reported.
After tests showed a blood alcohol content of .24, the driver was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. She was lodged in Oakland County Jail and released on bond Saturday afternoon pending warrants.
If convicted, the 18-year-old could face almost double fines and jail time — up to 180 days in jail — under the state's "super drunk" law.