Livingston County Sheriff’s deputies stopped a man who was driving way over the alcohol limit in Livonia this week.
Twenty-eight-year-old Michael Donovan is charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and circumventing an interlock device. Deputies say Donovan had an interlock device in his vehicle for a past drunk driving conviction and had five suspensions on his license.
He was arrested after deputies pulled him over early Sunday morning on Big Tree Road in Livonia. After a roadside test, deputies say they determined he was drunk. A blood test at the jail found Donovan had a blood alcohol level of .31, nearly four times the legal limit.
How drunk is that? According to researchers, depending on body weight, a level of .30 is enough for a person to pass out from alcohol poisoning (.40 is enough for coma or even death).
He is was ordered held on $5,000 bail.