A Hazel Park man was arraigned in Ferndale 43rd District Court on Tuesday on a third-time offense of drunken driving after police say he crashed his mini-bike.
Jonathan Gondek, 41, was wanted on a warrant from the July 15 incident and was picked up by police in Ludington in Mason County last week.
Ferndale police said Gondek was spotted in the southeast section of the city at East Webster and Wanda.
“Officers saw a man in the middle of the street with a mini-bike and it appeared that he was standing up after a crash,” said Ferndale Community Engagement Officer Jill Mahlmeister. “He had injuries to his hands and face.”
Police said it seemed that the suspect fell off his Coleman 100cc X mini-bike while driving down the street.
The vehicle had no registered license to operate on public roads, police said.
Gondek had a cut above his right eye and multiple scrapes and scratches to arms and legs, police said.
Police suspected he was intoxicated and said he told them he had a few drinks earlier.
Gondek was taken to the hospital for treatment and a blood draw.
Test results later showed that he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19 percent, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent for drunken driving in Michigan.
The suspect was released pending the results of the blood tests. He was notified of the warrant charging him last month but never showed up for court, police said.
Gondek was convicted of drunken driving in Livonia in 2001, and a year later in Harper Woods.
He was released from prison last year after serving 14 years on a 2005 conviction for first-degree home invasion, according to Michigan Department of Corrections records.
Before that, Gondek served two years in prison for assaulting police and causing serious impairment to an officer in 2003.
He was arraigned by Ferndale 43rd District Magistrate J. Patrick Brennan on Thursday and bond was set at $1,000, 10 percent.
Conditions of Gondek’s bond prohibit him from using any alcohol or drugs, and driving without a valid license.
He faces from one to five years in prison if convicted and a fine of up to $5,000.
Gondek is scheduled for his next hearing in Ferndale court at 1 p.m. Sept. 17.