James D. Licavoli
BAY CITY, MI — A local man is facing a felony after bringing marijuana oil into the Bay County Jail while in a state of super inebriation.
About 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, police saw a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze turn south on Washington Avenue from Ninth Street at a high rate of speed, then try to pull a donut. The officer pulled over the car, driven by 20-year-old James D. Licavoli, court records state.
Licavoli’s speech was slow and slurred and he smelled of marijuana, according to police reports in court records. He told the officer he is a card-holding medical marijuana patient and had smoked earlier in the day. He added he had consumed three Busch Lights in the previous two hours.
Licavoli submitted to a preliminary Breathalyzer test, which indicated his blood-alcohol level was 0.15. In Michigan, a person is legally intoxicated when his or her blood-alcohol level hits 0.08. A person is considered super drunk when that level hits 0.17.
Police arrested Licavoli and transported him to the jail. Before being lodged, police told him if he had any drugs on him, now was the time to speak up, as bringing any contraband into the jail would net him a felony charge. Licavoli said he had no such items.
Once in the jail, Licavoli was searched and two vape pens were found on him. One contained “blueberry waffle vape juice,” and the other contained pot oil, police reports state.
“I seized the smaller vape unit and advised James of the additional charge,” the officer wrote in his report. “He repeated several times that he was an idiot.”
At 3:27 a.m., Licavoli twice blew into a Datamaster alcohol testing device. The results indicated his blood-alcohol level was 0.20 and 0.19.
Licavoli on Friday, Jan. 26,