Man Drives Across 4 Lanes of M-59, Hits Guardrail

The following information was supplied by the White Lake Township Police Department. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.

Police arrested a 25-year-old Waterford man Saturday on charges of driving while intoxicated after say he drove across M-59 at Ormond Road in White Lake and crashed into a guardrail at 2 a.m. Sept. 1

According to the report, several witness called police after watching a 2010 Jeep traveling southbound on Ormond go through the stop light at M-59, travel across westbound M-59, through the median and across eastbound M-59 before crashing into a guardrail.

No other cars were hit, and only the 25-year-old driver was in the vehicle. Witnesses stopped at the car and helped the driver out of the car. The report states he was shaken up, but otherwise appeared to be uninjured.

When police arrived the man admitted he had been drinking earlier in the night, the report states. Police noted an open container of Jagermeister, a liquor, was found in the vehicle.

A preliminary breath test was administered at the scene, and the driver registered a blood alcohol level of .19. The legal limit is .08.

A warrant was obtained to get a blood sample from the driver, the report states. The driver was taken to Huron Valley Hospital where blood was drawn, and the driver was checked for injury and cleared.

Lt. Don Nankervis with the White Lake Police department said officers are waiting for the blood results from toxicology, once the department receives the results the case will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

The incident remains under investigation.

Men cited after complaints of begging

Two men, driving around in a 2005 Jaguar, were cited at the in White Lake after police received several complaints from shoppers about the two men.

The report states that a woman called police after the two men asked her for money in the parking. The woman, the report states, told police she then watched the men asked several other shoppers for money.

Nankervis said police arrived on the scene as the two men were leaving in their Jaguar.

The car was stopped and both men were told they needed to leave. They were both cited for begging. Nankervis said the men and the car matched the description given in other complaints the department has received from shoppers at other big box stores throughout the last month.

Man arrested on charged of carrying a concealed weapon

James C. Hassenzahl, 33, was arraigned Tuesday on one count of carrying a concealed weapon - a 5 year felony.

According to the report, Hassenzahl was stopped for a traffic violation. The department has had previous contact with Hassenzahl, Nankervis said, and the officer recognized him during the stop.

The report states the officer noticed brass knuckles attached 's belt. Brass knuckles are considered a concealed weapon, Nankervis said.

Hassenzahl, who is on probation for a home invasion and arson conviction, was arrested and lodged in Oakland County Jail.

His bond was set at $15,000 cash, no 10 percent.

For questions about this crime report, email brooke.meier@patch.com.


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