Macomb Township man arrested for fourth OWI offense

By: Thomas Franz | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published June 28, 2016

 Mariusz Jaruntowski

Mariusz Jaruntowski

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MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A Macomb Township man was arrested for his fourth operating while intoxicated offense after initially trying to flee from firefighters and sheriff’s personnel around 5:30 p.m. June 21.

The man, Mariusz Jaruntowski, 45, was spotted slumped over the wheel of his 2004 Jeep by Fire Department personnel in the parking lot of the Kroger’s located at 26 Mile Road and Romeo Plank.

Jaruntowski reportedly refused to roll down his car window for the firefighters, and he raced away as firefighters tried to intervene.

Macomb County sheriff’s deputies located Jaruntowski driving the Jeep southbound on Romeo Plank near 25 Mile Road. The Sheriff’s Office stated that Jaruntowski was uncooperative with deputies as they investigated the situation before physically removing him from his car.

Through field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test, deputies were able to determine that Jaruntowski was intoxicated. Deputies later found a nearly empty bottle of vodka inside the suspect’s vehicle. 

Upon taking Jaruntowski to the county jail, deputies discovered that he had three previous convictions for operating while intoxicated 2001, 2008 and 2013.

Jaruntowski was charged with OWI third offense, driving while license suspended and open intoxicants inside his vehicle.

Jaruntowski was video-arraigned June 22 in the 41-A District Court of Shelby Township and given a $25,000 cash-or-surety bond. He remained in the county jail at press time is due back in court at 1:30 p.m. July 5.

He was granted a court-appointed attorney, but the attorney had not been named as of press time.

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