Former Detroit Land Bank Spokesman Craig Fahle Convicted For Driving Drunk And Cocaine Possession
Former Detroit Land Bank spokesman Craig Fahle was convicted after being busted for driving drunk and cocaine possession in his pocket. The court sentenced Fahle to one year of probation and community service. Fahle was a longtime public radio personality on WDET who resigned as the spokesman of the Detroit Land Bank last year.
Grosse Pointe Park Police stopped Fahle for speeding and tailgating a police car in Grosse Pointe Park on November 9th. The former Detroit Land Bank spokesman’s blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit to drive when he
Police also found a small baggie in his pocket that tested positive for cocaine. Fahle spent three days in jail after his arrest. He was charged with drunk driving and a felony count of cocaine possession as a result of the arrest.
Wayne County prosecutors reduced Fahle’s drug charge from a felony to a misdemeanor as part of a plea deal and because he has powerful friends in Wayne County.
Judge Carl F. Jarboe of 3B Municipal Court handed down the probation sentence on February 20th. The former Detroit Land Bank spokesman told the Detroit Metro Times:
Fahle resigned from his $120,000-a-year Land Bank job last year. He now hosts a podcast called “The Craig Fahle Show,” which now airs on the online news site Deadline Detroit.
The conviction won’t impact his job with Deadline Detroit according to the site’s co-founder and editor, Allan Lengel.