A lost Michigan man trying to make his way home from a Chicago White Sox game was arrested for OWI in Sturtevant over the Memorial Day weekend.
29-year-old Kevin Barodte of Clinton, Michigan was charged on Monday with suspicion of drunk driving (2nd offense).
Sturtevant police found Barodte roughly 70 miles north of the White Sox baseball stadium. He was found stopped in the eastbound right turn lane on County Highway 11 at County Highway H around 2 a.m. Saturday.
He was the only one in the car and was found with his flashers on and his key in the ignition.
When an officer approached his vehicle and asked if he was having car trouble, Barodte responded saying he “just ran out gas…literally right before” the officer pulled up behind him, the criminal complaint said.
Barodte told the officer that he had never been in the area before and was trying to head back home near the east side of Detroit.
He also admitted to drinking at the White Sox game, but stated he had only three Bud Lights.
The fact that he ended up in the Village of Sturtevant while going from Chicago to the area of Detroit, the officer suspected that Barodte had operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated, the officer said in the criminal complaint.
A preliminary breathalyzer test showed that Barodte’s blood-alcohol level was .19, more than twice the legal limit of .08. He was then taken into custody.
During his arrest, Barodte told the officer he started drinking in the afternoon and wasn’t sure when he stopped drinking.
He was released on a $500 cash bond.
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