Man accused of felony drunk driving on mini-bike in Ferndale | Native Information
A Hazel Park man was arraigned in Ferndale forty third District Courtroom Tuesday on a third-time offense of drunken driving after police say he crashed his mini-bike.
Jonathan Gondek, 41, was wished on a warrant from the July 15 incident and was picked up by police in Ludington in Mason County final week.
Ferndale police mentioned Gondek was noticed within the southeast part of the town at East Webster and Wanda.
“Officers noticed a person in the midst of the road with a mini-bike and it appeared that he was standing up after a crash,” mentioned Ferndale Group Engagement Officer Jill Mahlmeister. “He had accidents to his arms and face.”
Police mentioned it appeared the suspect fell off his Coleman 100cc X mini-bike whereas driving down the road.
The car had no registered license to function on public roads, police mentioned. Gondek had a lower above his proper eye and a number of scrapes and scratches to legs and arms, police mentioned.
Police suspected he was intoxicated and mentioned he instructed them he had a number of drinks earlier.
Gondek was taken to the hospital for remedy and a blood draw.
Check outcomes later confirmed that he had a blood-alcohol degree of 0.19 p.c, greater than double the authorized restrict of 0.08 p.c for drunken driving in Michigan.
The suspect was launched pending the outcomes of the blood exams. He was notified of the warrant charging him final month however by no means confirmed up for courtroom, police mentioned.
Gondek was convicted of drunken driving in Livonia in 2001, and a 12 months later in Harper Woods.
He was launched from jail final 12 months after serving 14 years on a 2005 conviction for first-degree dwelling invasion, in keeping with Michigan Division of Corrections data.
Earlier than that, Gondek served two years in jail for assaulting police and inflicting severe impairment to an officer in 2003.
He was arraigned by Ferndale forty third District Justice of the Peace J. Patrick Brennan on Thursday and bond was set at $1,000, 10 p.c.
Circumstances of Gondek’s bond prohibit him from utilizing any alcohol or medication, and driving and not using a legitimate license.
He faces from one to 5 years in jail if convicted and a positive of as much as $5,000.
Gondek is scheduled for his subsequent listening to in Ferndale courtroom at 1 p.m. Sept. 17.