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DUI charges: Michigan woman arrested after crashing into house

A Michigan woman has been accused of driving her car and crashing it into her a house after leaving a local Adrian bar. The woman faces DUI-related charges as a result.

The 26-year-old woman was said to have left the Good Times Bar & Grill on May 20 in the early morning hours. As she left, some at the bar claim to have noticed that she struck a parked car and left without stopping. Later, she apparently lost control of her vehicle, which is when officials say she struck the residence.

After crashing into the home, the woman left her vehicle and began walking away. She reportedly suffered cuts and bruises to her face, legs and arms. Police eventually found the woman and arrested her on DUI-related charges. A blood alcohol test taken near the time of her arrest supposedly recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.189 percent, more than double the Michigan legal limit. The woman was taken to the Lenawee County Jail for processing.

Like all of those who have been charged with DUI-related offenses, she has the absolute right to defend herself, challenge evidence and confront the witnesses called by the prosecution to testify against her. The burden of proof in these proceedings is entirely on the prosecution, and it is the sole responsibility of the state to prove the allegations against her in court beyond a reasonable doubt. However, the consequences for a DUI conviction are severe, so those who have found themselves charged with such a crime may benefit from obtaining a solid understanding of their rights and options.

Source: The Daily Telegram, "Car strikes house, driver arrested on drunken-driving charge," May 23, 2012

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