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Posted on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 1:30 p.m.

Man accused of hitting police officer while driving drunk at Burger King arraigned on charges

By John Counts


Robert Lamont Addie

Courtesy of WCSO

The 39-year-old Ypsilanti man who police say struck and injured a Pittsfield Township officer with a car in a Burger King parking lot last week was arraigned on several charges Feb. 15, according to court records.

Robert Lamont Addie was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of resisting a police officer, fourth-degree fleeing police and operating while intoxicated, third offense.

Pittsfield Township police were called to the Burger King at 6190 W. Michigan Ave. — nearly right across the street from the police station -- at 1:38 p.m. Feb. 14.

Two men inside a 2003 Ford Taurus were “causing a disturbance with employees” as they went through the drive-thru. Officers repeatedly told Lamont, who was driving, to park the Taurus, according to police.

Police say Lamont accelerated at a high rate of speed through the parking lot and struck an officer before leaving.

The officer was knocked to the ground and suffered minor injuries, according to police.

The officers pursued the Taurus on a short chase westbound on Michigan Avenue, which ended at Saulk Trail Drive. Police say Lamont resisted arrest but was eventually subdued and taken into custody.

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ms 2013

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 5:47 p.m.

baby u know u were wrong and i love u hope u leaned lesson u were not raised like this ok please honey dont do this anymore


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 2:12 p.m.

Wow. I am looking at the hi rate of deleted replies. Talk about having it your way at Burger King. Remember that jingle from the 70's? Glad no one got hurt.

Jon Wax

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 12:43 p.m.

based on how pittsfield likes to spin it's numbers, this isn't gonna be helpful. it's only february and here we have, what, the 2nd violent crime taking place? against a cop no less? wait a minute, didn't we start a conversation about this a week or so ago? something about how pittsfield crime was down or something like that? maybe that was just domestic crimes. i think it came up because of the domestic abuse case last month? wonder what joy next weeks news will bring. ahhh well... Peace Wax

John Counts

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 4:32 p.m.

Hey Jon Wax: Here's a story from last month about Pittsfield Township's 2012 crime statistics you might be referring to:


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 1 a.m.

High rate of speed in a parking lot, yeah right. Once again its over charge to the hill..fleeing and eluding, felony assault...shame on the US juries for agreeing with the cops so often


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 4:16 a.m.

With the joke the American criminal justice system is, both of these guys will plead down and not serve time.

An Arborigine

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 8:46 p.m.

Something tells me this isn't going to go well for the defendant.


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 8:41 p.m.

The golden rule when ordering from the drive thru is don't do anything negative towards the employees who are inside, out of view, preparing and packaging your food.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 5:10 p.m.

treetown, you are soooooo right. At a burger king I once worked at, a friend was expediting orders at the drive-thru window. one particular customer was rude, demanding and just generally arrogant. when this friend bagged up her order it went something like this: fries, not in the carton, on the bottom of the bag, carton on top of the fries. Whopper(extra everything and therefore kind of messy to start with), upside down on top of everything else. Have it Your Way, but don't treat the employees like they are beneath you.....


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 8:31 p.m.

Do these thugs actually think they can get away with this stuff? Striking an officer with a car?


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 8:08 p.m.

I cannot believe that people pull this kind of stuff right across from the fire and police public safety facilities on Michigan Avenue! This same Burger King was the site of a parking lot 'knife fight' that followed an altercation in the restaurant, and was also robbed just prior to that in broad daylight! Geez, if you're going to pick a place to act up, why pick one right in front of a police station????


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 3:47 a.m.

Why pick any at all?


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 8:07 p.m.

"he accelerated at a high rate of speed" Cops love to incorrectly say, "high rate of speed" instead of "high speed." Ironically, this is one time they could have used it correctly, but Schick did not. To drive at a "high rate of speed" actually MEANS to accelerate. So it's either "accelerate," or , "drive at a high rate of speed," but not both.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 1:01 a.m.

"High speed" used to be over 90 mph back in the 1960's


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 7:50 p.m.

Any information as to whether he was released on bail, or is being held in the jail. If he was released on bail, what amount of bail. GIven the nature of his crime, resisting arrest (not a sign of someone who takes law enforcement seriously, as well as 3rd offense for drunk driving, not to mention running over a police officer, I hope his bond was set fairly high.

John Counts

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 9:23 p.m.

According to court records, Addie received a 10 percent of $7,500 bond at the time of his arraignment by Magistrate Thomas Truesdell.

John Counts

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 4:16 p.m.

Jail records indicate Addie is not currently in custody. I'm still working on what the bond was. Thanks for your patience.

John Counts

Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 8:12 p.m.

We are checking this out now, A2brooksie.


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 7:28 p.m.

Gee, I wonder............was the driver involved with alcohol or possibly drugs ??


Wed, Feb 20, 2013 : 6:52 p.m.

Please tell me that his assault vehicle was confiscated!