Washtenaw County Sheriff Lt. Brian Filipiak does his best to talk his way out of a drunk driving arrest, but the arresting officer has to threaten him with a taser to get him to comply. Imagine what would have happened if Filipiak wasn’t a sheriff lieutenant.
Filipiak, 47, registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 and 0.27 percent on breath tests after being arrested on Nov. 13 in Rust Township in northern Michigan, according to a Montmorency County Sheriff’s Department report written by his arresting officer, Deputy Zachery Morrison.
Now, Filipiak is on unpaid administrative leave pending internal investigation by his department. He also faces a charge of misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more.