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Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Joseph Patrick Murray, 44, in connection with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Murray is the current Chief of the Dearborn Fire Department.

On August 29, 2023, at approximately 2:44 a.m., it is alleged that Murray was intoxicated and driving over the speed limit around Telegraph Road and Annapolis Street in Dearborn Heights. Dearborn Heights police officers conducted a traffic stop at Telegraph Road and Carlysle Steet. It is alleged that Murray was under the influence of alcohol while operating his car and the officers him placed custody.

Joseph Patrick Murray has been charged with one count of Operating with a High BAC under MCL.257.625 (1)(6) and one count of Operating While Intoxicated under MCL 257.625 (1).*

He turned himself in this morning and was arraigned in 20th District Court before Judge David Turfe and given a $5,000 personal bond. The conditions of bond are no alcohol use, and to abide by any conditions of employment that have been set by the City of Dearborn. He is represented by attorney Edward Zelenek. An update will be sent when Murray's next court date is scheduled. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Dearborn Heights Police Department.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.