Monday, December 10, 2012
The woman told Ferndale Police she was swerving because she had been texting while driving, the Daily Tribune reports.
A 28-year-old Rochester woman was arrested in Ferndale around 12:45 a.m. Monday for drunken driving with her 6-month-old baby in the car, the Daily Tribune reports. Ferndale Police reportedly stopped the woman for speeding and swerving around other cars on Eight Mile Road. She told police she had been swerving because she was texting while driving, according to the article. A preliminary breath test showed the woman had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10. She was arrested and her infant was turned over to a relative, the article states. The woman is expected to face charges of drunken driving and child endangerment. Child Protective Services was notified of the incident. Read the full article in the Daily Tribune here.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The officer suffered minor injuries and has been released from the hospital, according to Ferndale police.
A Ferndale police officer was injured after being struck by an alleged drunken driver early Saturday morning. Around 2 a.m. Saturday, Ferndale police dispersed a disturbance with a crowd at the corner of E. Breckenridge and Woodward. Police said one officer was walking across Breckenridge when a Dodge Durango turned from northbound Woodward onto eastbound Breckenridge. The Durango headed for the officer, who signaled and yelled for the vehicle to stop; however, the Durango continued and struck the officer, according to a news release from Ferndale police. The driver, 33-year-old Aimee Sturm, continued driving into a parking lot. Police stopped her and she seemed unaware that she ran into a person, the report states. After further …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A total of eight drunken-driving arrests were made between Saturday and Tuesday morning in Ferndale, police say.
Ferndale Police arrested eight people for drunken driving between Saturday and Tuesday morning, including two arrests for felony drunken driving. According to Ferndale Police Lt. Bill Wilson, the weekend had an unusually high number of drunken-driving arrests. “Eight in a couple of days like that is pretty high, especially when you've got a couple of them that are felonies,” he said. A typical weekend might see four drunken-driving arrests total, he said, and not often extreme cases like the two felony arrests. The two men arrested for felony drunken driving – a five-year felony – had extremely high blood alcohol levels and extensive driving records, according to Wilson. At 10:15 p.m. Monday, an officer stopped a T-Bird near Eight Mile and…