A 26-year-old Redford man lost control of his vehicle and hit two Roseville police vehicles Dec. 28. There was an officer in each vehicle. Neither of the officers suffered serious injuries. Roseville police think one of the vehicles damaged in the crash will be unrepairable, while the other might be transferred to a different city department.

A 26-year-old Redford man lost control of his vehicle and hit two Roseville police vehicles Dec. 28. There was an officer in each vehicle. Neither of the officers suffered serious injuries. Roseville police think one of the vehicles damaged in the crash will be unrepairable, while the other might be transferred to a different city department.

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Allegedly intoxicated Redford man crashes into two police cars

By: Bria Brown | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published January 8, 2018

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ROSEVILLE —  A 26-year-old Redford man whom police believe was intoxicated lost control of his vehicle while driving southbound on Gratiot Avenue, just north of 12 Mile Road, and hit two marked police vehicles at approximately 11 p.m. Dec. 28.

Brandon Donelson was arraigned on one count of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, one count of driving with a suspended license and one count of operating while intoxicated Jan. 4 in 39th District Court. Police said Donelson was driving a vehicle that wasn’t registered to him, without the owner’s permission, but he had no intent to steal the car.  

 He is scheduled for a probable cause conference in front of Judge Marco Santia at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 17 at the 39th District Court. 

Court officials said Donelson requested a court-appointed attorney, but at press time, the court didn’t have an attorney’s name on file. Donelson’s bond was set at $30,000 cash or surety, no 10 percent. 

Donelson was driving a black 2008 Saturn Vue when he lost control and struck the center median before hitting two police vehicles that were in the crossover waiting to turn onto southbound Gratiot, according to Roseville police. 

According to police, there was one officer in each vehicle. Neither of the officers suffered serious injuries. 

“They were banged up and bruised, but nothing serious,” Roseville Police Chief James Berlin said Jan. 3. 

Roseville Deputy Chief Donald Glandon confirmed their conditions in a press release Jan. 4 following the arraignment. 

“Both officers are still fine,” stated Glandon. “As of today, it appears the department will lose the service of both patrol units that were struck.”

Glandon told the Eastsider that the loss of the vehicles isn’t a “detriment” to the department.

“Currently, we have enough vehicles for our daily operations. It’s an inconvenience, but it won’t bring our operations to a halt,” said Glandon. 

While the department hasn’t received final decisions on the vehicles, it is anticipating that one vehicle won’t be repairable. As for the other police vehicle involved in the crash, the Police Department is hoping to transfer it to another department in the city.