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Mich. Cop Struck at Drive-Thru

A man later declared "super drunk" under Michigan law struck a Pittsfield Township (Mich.) Police officer at a restaurant drive-thru in February. Read the full story here.

June 20, 2013

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Henry Johnson @ 6/21/2013 7:39 AM

Was this person stopped at the drive-thru window being investigated for DUI? If the answer is yes, why would they let the drive pull out of the way?

JimB. @ 6/21/2013 9:33 AM

Well Henry, I don't think they "let" him pull away, he simply did. Obviously, they could have taken the keys from him but I don't know at what point they were at in the investigation, whether they had enough information to take the keys.

I would question the tactics of the officer standing in front of the vehicle. That's not a place I like to put myself because you never know what the driver is going to do. Once the vehicle started to move he steps back in front of the car, apparently trying to get the car to stop. I can understand him doing that in the heat of the moment but obviously a 180 lb person isn't going to stop a 4,000 lb car. It's not worth putting yourself at risk of serious injury or death to try and stop a car with your bare hands.

scpdblue @ 6/24/2013 6:09 PM

JimB., I agree with your comment but there is another tactic fubar in this video. The contact officer putting his unit in front of the suspect car putting himself in the kill zone if the drunk was armed.

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