Detroit City Councilman faces super drunk driving charges

Detroit City Councilman Scott Benson faces charges under Michigan’s super drunk driving laws in relation to his June arrest.

According to Southfield police, Benson’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.244 on June 29, when he was found hunched over the steering wheel of a city-issued Ford Crown Victoria on the southbound Southfield Freeway service drive near Eight Mile. He was released after posting a $500 bond the morning following his arrest.

Benson’s reported BAC was significantly higher than the 0.17 definition for super drunk driving, and much higher than the 0.08 cutoff for a … read more

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