In the case of some car accidents, it’s virtually impossible for a driver to deny any instance of wrongdoing. This fact is most prominently evident in accidents that involve circumstances that so strongly allude to criminal action, that law enforcement officials are hard-pressed to find even an ounce of doubt that a crime has taken place. For example, a recent accident in Ann Arbor, Michigan, resulted from a man driving the wrong way on Interstate 94 – an action that is generally indicative that something is wrong. Police immediately suspected the driver of DUI.
According to a report by the Michigan State Police, a 46-year-old Ann Arbor man is facing criminal charges for his role in a car accident that took place late last week. The man has been arrested in the past due to his involvement in several drunk driving incidents.
As the man drove the wrong way down Interstate 94, he reportedly sideswiped a vehicle carrying three minors and then hit a police patrol car. The patrol car was then used to wedge the man into a ditch in order to stop his vehicle. Police say the man appeared to be intoxicated at the time of the incident.
As of now, the man faces possible felony charges for operating while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and fleeing and eluding officers. The man could also face charges for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Thankfully, no one suffered serious injury in the accident, but it is clear that criminal charges are inevitable.
The man responsible for the accident will undoubtedly require the assistance of legal counsel to develop a strong criminal defense. DUI charges in Michigan are taken very seriously, particularly for prior offenders. An attorney with experience in the criminal defense of DUI will be able to provide information and options to a defendant.
Source: Ann Arbor, “Suspected drunken driver arrested after driving wrong way on I-94, striking vehicle, patrol car,” Sven Gustafson, Aug. 14, 2011