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Man Drives Drunk Neighbor to Police Station, then Gets Charged with...Driving Drunk

Drunk Man Drives Drunk Woman To Police Station, Say Cops
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CLAWSON, Mich. (CBS/AP) Maybe this wasn't the best possible choice of a designated driver.

Police in Clawson, Mich. said a 40-year-old man who drove an intoxicated woman to the police station is now facing drunk-driving charges himself.

Donald Chamberlain drove his 35-year-old neighbor to the station Monday so she could answer questions about an assault involving her husband the previous day.

The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reported that the woman told officers that she was too drunk to answer their questions, and she then left the station with Chamberlain behind the wheel.

There's more.

Police said a patrol officer then stopped the vehicle for having a cracked windshield. That's when they determined that Chamberlain's blood-alcohol level was 0.13 percent. Michigan's legal limit is 0.08.

Chamberlain pleaded not guilty Tuesday and was released on personal bond following his arraignment.

As for the drunk friend he had so graciously offered to drive... she was treated at a hospital for alcohol detoxification.

Chamberlain is due back in court Nov. 3.

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