"The pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Dearborn was suspended Monday after the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit learned he had been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving -- in the nude.
The archdiocese issued a statement Tuesday saying the Rev. Peter Petroske, 57, had been placed on administrative leave.
Rev. Peter Petroske
A knowledgeable city source told the Free Press that Petroske was arrested early Friday about a block from the church on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, and had a laptop computer with him in the vehicle.
His blood-alcohol level was just over the limit at which someone can be convicted of drunken driving in Michigan, the person said.
Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad declined to comment, saying the matter was under investigation.
The archdiocese statement said that when Petroske was arrested, he was alone in his vehicle and "was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and indecent exposure. Archdiocesan officials met with parish staff on Monday."
Archdiocese spokesman Joe Kohn said the leave is indefinite. He said he could not discuss the laptop but confirmed that Petroske was not dressed at the time of the arrest." (More)