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Lake Angelus police chief only faces one charge in drunk driving case

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By Angela Watson | Jan 4, 2020


The Lake Angelus police chief pulled over for driving "like an idiot” has been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. 

Lake Angelus Police Chief Mike Farley was stopped in Keego Harbor in November after a 911 call stating Farley was driving "like an idiot," according to WXYZ. Farley failed roadside sobriety tests.

Farley could have been charged with possessing a gun while under the influence, WXYZ reports, as there was a loaded firearm in the truck he was driving. He was ultimately only charged with operating a vehicle under the influence. 

The decision of whether or not to charge Farley with the weapon was left to the discretion of the arresting officer, said Keego Harbor Police Chief John Fitzgerald.

Farley has been Lake Angelus police chief since 2018. He was a police officer for the Lake Angelus Police Department from 2012 until he was appointed police chief. Farley was a sworn police officer with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Farmington Hills Police Department and the Lathrup Village Police Department prior to joining Lake Angelus.

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