As I have mentioned before, being convicted of a drunk driving charge can lead to life-altering consequences such as a suspended license, hefty fines or even jail time. When someone is faced with a traffic stop, it is important that the driver knows his or her rights, especially in the case of a suspected DWI stop.
A recent news story detailed a situation where an Ann Arbor driver was trying to do the right thing but ended up facing drunk driving charges anyway.
According to police in Tecumseh, they were sent out to a reported break-in at a house during the evening hours. When they arrived, a 47-year-old Ann Arbor man was in the backyard of the house. He told police he was working there to remodel the home. After police administered a breath test, it apparently registered the man's blood-alcohol percentage at .13.
The man was sitting in a car with a woman and told police they were waiting for someone to pick them up. Police claim the woman was also tested and her blood-alcohol percentage was at .415. At this point, police left the home.
A little bit later, police claim they saw the man fail to stop at a stop sign and pulled him over on a highway. The man apparently told police that he drove from the home because he was tired of waiting for a ride. According to a news report, the man was taken to a nearby jail. He was charged with operating while intoxicated. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, according to the report.
Source: The Daily Telegram, "Driver accused of drunk driving," Jan. 10, 2012