Michigan Man Charged With Drunk Driving After White Sox Game

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A Michigan man traveled the wrong direction to get home after drinking all day at a Chicago White Sox game and ended up in Sturtevant.

Kevin Barodte, 29, of Clinton, Michigan, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday with suspicion of drunk driving (2nd offense).

According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Sturtevant Police Department noticed that Barodte’s car was stopped in the eastbound right turn lane on County Highway 11 at County Highway H at 1:58 a.m. Saturday. The car blocked the lane and had its four-way emergency lights on.

The only passenger in the car, Barodte had the keys in the ignition. He told the officer that he had run out of gas, had never been in the area before and was coming from a Chicago White Sox game. He also told the officer he had had three beers at the game.

“I discovered through talking with Kevin that Clinton Township is near the east side of Detroit, Michigan,” the complaint reads. “The fact that he ended up in the Village of Sturtevant while going from Chicago to the area of Detroit, I suspected that Kevin had operated a motor vehicle while intoxicated.”

During the arrest, Barodte also told the officer he started drinking in the afternoon and wasn’t sure when he stopped drinking.

A preliminary breathalyzer test showed that Barodte’s blood-alcohol level was .19, over twice the legal limit of .08. He was released on a $500 cash bond.

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