Drunken driver rams bar patron’s car in parking lot

By CHRIS JACKETT
Sunday Times Newspapers

WYANDOTTE – Simply standing outside a bar after closing time wasn’t enough to keep the peace for three men when one drunken and disorderly man lashed out at them.

While in the parking lot outside Quit-N-Time, 3353 Fort St., about 2:30 a.m. July 17, they were the victims of a drunken rampage by a 31-year-old Detroit man.

The three men, ages 38, 22 and 21, were in the lot when the Detroit man exited the business and tried to start fights with other people who were leaving in a Dodge Durango as he passed them. The man then got into his truck, a beige 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, and verbally abused the 38-year-old Inkster man while he sat near his vehicle, a blue 1998 Buick Lesabre.

The Inkster man told the Detroit man to leave, and he complied. While leaving the parking lot, however, the Detroit man turned south onto the northbound-only lanes of Fort Street. He then backed his truck up into the bar’s parking lot while yelling.

In the process he backed into the Inkster man’s car, nearly hitting the 22- and 21-year-old Riverview men who were standing nearby.

The Detroit man then drove north into the alley and east into another alley before turning south onto the northbound-only lanes of 23rd Street. Several people at the bar called police at that point.

Each victim gave officers the same account of what happened, also noting that the Detroit man jumped up on the bed of his truck and yelled, “You want some of this” at the three men while motioning to his waistband as if he had a gun. The three men said something appeared to be in his waistband, but none knew whether it was a gun.

Police tracked down the Detroit man found a pair of bolt cutters in his truck. He did not have a gun on his person or in his vehicle.

A passenger in suspect’s truck, a 28-year-old Riverview man, was uninvolved in the incident.

(Contact Chris Jackett at cjackett@bewickpublications.com)

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