U.S. Adminstrative Law Judge Michael Bartko of Avon has been arrested and charged with drunken driving after someone called 911 to report a motorist was driving "erratically."
The caller told the 911 dispatcher a man was "obviously drunk" driving a black BMW, weaving and going at a slow speed about 12:48 a.m. on Sunday on Lake Road. Officers came to the scene and pulled over Bartko, 54, on Bassett Road, Bay Village Police Lt. Mark Spaetzel said in the Morning Journal. Bartko was arrested and taken to the Bay Village Police Station.
Bartko took a breathlyzer test and registered a blood alcohol content of 0.298 percent, surpassing the legal limit of 0.08 percent. Bartko was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence, Super OVI for blood alcohol content of more than 0.17 percent, driving on the left side of roadway and stopping in traffic/slow speed, according to Rocky River Municipal Court records.
Bartko was scheduled to appear for an arraignment at 9 a.m. today in Rocky River Municipal Court.