Rochester Police Report

Rochester Police Department Summary for February 20, 2023 through February 24, 2023

Rochester Police officers handled 157 calls for service, and responded to 5 traffic accidents.

Drunken Driver Runs Two Vehicles off the Road!

Rochester, MI - February 21, 2023 - At approximately 12am, Rochester police received a report of a possible OWI (Operating While Intoxicated) driver travelling northbound on Rochester Road from Avon that had ran two other vehicles off the roadway.

The officer observed the suspect vehicle travelling northbound on Main St near third travelling at 43 MPH in a 25 MPH zone. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle near Lysander on Main St. The officer made contact with the driver, a 26-year-old from Lapeer, and the passenger, a 27-year-old from Lapeer. The officer observed multiple signs of impairment. The officer requested the driver perform SFSTs (Standardized Field Sobriety Tests), which the driver did not pass.

The driver was offered a PBT (Preliminary Breath Test), which yielded a result of 0.12 BAC. The driver was placed under arrest for OWI. The officer located a half-consumed bottle of alcohol which belonged to the passenger. The passenger was issued a citation for open intox. The driver was transported to RPD for further processing. The driver was offered a chemical breath test. The chemical breath test revealed a result of 0.11 BAC. The driver was issued a citation for OWI and was lodged until sober.

Driver Arrested had Suspended License and Warrant for His Arrest!

Rochester, MI - February 22, 2023 - At approximately 12:05am, a Rochester officer was on patrol in the area of northbound Main near University. The officer observed a vehicle to be driving with only one working brake light. The vehicle then enter the BP gas station without using its turn signal.

The officer conducted a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, a 32 year-old from Leonard, MI. The officer also observed a crack in the windshield, spanning the entire windshield. It was later discovered the driver had a suspended license and had a warrant for his arrest. The driver was placed under arrest. He was transported to RPD where he was processed, given a citation and released pending a court date.

About the Report

This report provides a summary of arrests, incidents, events and other items of significance occurring in the City of Rochester. However, it does not include every incident reported to the Police Department. It is possible for publicity to hinder some criminal investigations. In these situations, we do not release information unless it is in the community’s best interest, or we are certain it will not compromise an investigation.


February 27, 2023, City of Rochester and Rochester.Life staff

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