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Cops Nab Naked Priest on Drunk Driving Spree

The Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit takes a dim view as its man is pulled over a block away from his church. 

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By McCarton Ackerman

08/08/12

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Whether or not this is a sin, it's definitely weird: a Michigan pastor has been arrested for driving drunk while in the nude. He was subsequently suspended from his duties at the Sacred Heart parish in Dearborn, after the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit learned of his unusual preparations for Mass. Rev. Peter Petroske, 57, has been placed on administrative leave after being pulled over—one block away from his church—in a vehicle which also contained a laptop. His blood-alcohol level was only just over the limit, raising the alarming possibility that he didn't need to get that drunk in order to decide to go for a naked spin. The arrest took place last Friday, but Petroske conducted Mass as normal the following Sunday. The Archdiocese learned of his arrest that night—and Petroske then reportedly "fully cooperated" with them. Petroske has served in the Detroit area for over 20 years, and has been head of Sacred Heart Parish, which also operates a school, since 2008. "He's been just a fantastic pastor, an inspiring speaker," says Dearborn resident Ned Nikodem. "Obviously something very strange must have occurred." He's not wrong. Petroske can console himself that he joins a distinguished list of religious leaders whose relationships with substances have led to spectacular falls from grace. His leave from his parish is indefinite.

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