By Jessica Mathews /

A man is facing charges of disorderly conduct and resisting/obstructing police following an incident in South Lyon.

Authorities say staff members at South Lyon High School on Tuesday advised the School Resource Deputy that a suspicious vehicle with a man and a dog were parked in the staff parking lot and appeared to have been in an accident.

A Deputy with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lyon Township substation located the vehicle and spoke to the driver who told the deputy he was waiting for a tow truck as his vehicle had a flat tire and body damage. As they spoke, the Deputy said he detected the odor of intoxicants, at which point the man became highly agitated and placed the dog between his legs and made repeated racial slurs directed at the Deputy and reportedly threatened to “let his dog loose”.

The subject was advised that he was being placed under arrest for disorderly conduct to which he continued to use racial slurs and profanities directed at the Deputy. Other Deputies and South Lyon Police responded to the scene. The report says the subject refused all verbal commands and actively resisted arrest but was ultimately taken into custody.

The South Lyon Fire Department and Huron Valley Ambulance were summoned to the scene and rendered aid after the arrestee complained of chest pains. Paramedics transported the subject, identified as a 43-year-old Whitmore Lake man, to Novi Providence Hospital where he was medically cleared.

The man was lodged at the Oakland County Jail on multiple outstanding arrest warrants and pending the issuance of warrants. The dog was turned over to Animal Control Officers.