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June 19, 2013
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Video: Mich. officer hit by 'super drunk' driver in drive-thru

Robert Addie was sentenced to 2-5 years in prison for the incident

By John Counts

PITTSFIELD TWNSHP, Mich. — Police recently released the video of a 39-year-old Ypsilanti man swiping a Pittsfield Township police officer in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant last winter.

Robert Addie had a blood alcohol content of .25 and was considered "super drunk" by Michigan law when he went through the Burger King drive-thru on Michigan Avenue across the street from the Pittsfield Township police department at 1:38 p.m. on Valentine's Day.

A minute-long video recently obtained from the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety via a Freedom of Information Act request shows one officer talking to the passenger in the Taurus as its parked at the drive-thru window while another officer stands in front of the vehicle. As the officer in front of the car tries directing the vehicle to pull over to the side of the parking lot, Addie makes a break for it, swiping the officer who stumbles and falls to the ground.

Full Story: Police release video of drunken driver hitting officer at Burger King drive-thru

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