Detroit demo manager spent month in jail for 3rd DUI

- The man who manages field operations for the Detroit Building Authority hasn't been in the office for the past month. He has been in jail after a third DUI offense.

According to his record, Aradondo Haskins scored his third DUI offense in October after a run-in with Bloomfield Township police. The vehicle he was driving was not city-owned and he was not on the job when the arrest happened, but it could still put his job in jeopardy.

He was sentenced to 30 days in January and, after drying out for 22 of them in the Oakland County jail, Haskins was released at 3 a.m. Tuesday. He was then back on the job managing demolitions with the Detroit Building Authority Wednesday.

FOX 2 stopped by Haskins' home but no one answered.

Insiders tell FOX 2 the fact that Haskins still has a job is odd, considering his driver's license has been suspended.

Haskins' license has been revoked a number of times and he was convicted of carrying a concealed weapon in 2005. Until Tuesday, his address was a jail cell.

If you're wondering why he's still working for the city, take another look at his resume.

Before his time with the Detroit Building Authority, Haskins worked for the Adamo Group - one of the city's 'preferred' contractors in the recent demolition blitz.

The city razed a number of blighted homes and raised even more eyebrows as the costs for the demos soared.

The pace has slowed down lately. Detroit has been leveling far fewer homes in recent months, missing its 100-a-week benchmark by a longshot. City officials however were quick to say the arrest and incarceration of its Building Authority big shot had nothing to do with it. But rather, the city is between funding sources and, traditionally, demolitions slow down in the winter.

As for Haskins, sources say there could be further staffing changes. Translation: there's a chance he could lose his job.

We're told he is complying with his probation sentence and that he's being chauffered around. Moreso, Haskins was not paid when he was in jail.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified Aradondo Haskins as the man who oversees the Detroit Land Bank. 

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