Nude priest gets probation

A Detroit-area priest accused of driving naked and drunk has been placed on probation after pleading no contest to impaired driving.
AP Wire
Jan 3, 2013


Attorneys said the Rev. Peter Petroske also pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct, related to his lack of clothes. Both are misdemeanors.

Petroske appeared in court in Dearborn on Dec. 27, about five months after police stopped his car near Sacred Heart Church in Dearborn, where he was the pastor.

His attorney, Ed Zelenek, said Wednesday that the priest is being treated in Pennsylvania for an alcohol problem.

Petroske was suspended by the Detroit Roman Catholic Archdiocese after the summer incident. Zelenek said Petroske wants to return to service when his therapy is completed.



Anybody else think that maybe an audit is looming for this church? Holy lack of clothes batman, talk about not being a man of the cloth. It won't be long and he will be a “layman”; at least he has the wardrobe for that inevitability.

Walking Alive

Dipping into the holy sacrament there rev? lol Good thing there is a thing called forgiveness (after shipping him off to PA for rehab, thx). Those robes must have been too hot in the summer. Was he alone when they stopped him?


This is the kind of stuff that happens when you spend a lifetime repressing natural urges. At least, it seems, there weren't any altar boys involved this time, so we can count our blessings that far.


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