Police in Ann Arbor and throughout the state of Michigan take drunk driving very seriously. When suspected drunk driving is combined with a car accident, a driver could be facing serious charges. One Michigan woman was recently arrested for drunk driving after her vehicle crashed.
A woman from Tecumseh was arrested on DUI-related charges on Feb. 18. Police say that she was involved in a one-car crash. Authorities claim she lost control of her vehicle as she entered a driveway just before 3:00 a.m. on Feb. 21. Traveling at a high rate of speed, police say the driver barely missed another woman standing in the driveway, and thereafter crashed into a tree.
A breath test was administered, which was said to reveal a blood alcohol level of 0.155 percent. As I have mentioned in previous posts, legal limit for blood alcohol level in Michigan is 0.08 percent.
The woman was arrested on the drunk driving charge of operating while intoxicated. She was taken to a local jail and later released on bond. She will likely appear in a local court in the coming days and weeks.
Facing drunk driving charges is scary enough. But when you have also been involved in a car accident, your mind could be darting in a million directions. Perhaps you were hurt in the collision, or your car could be totaled. Despite these other possible circumstances, facing a DUI charge is a serious matter. It is important to know, though, that an accusation is not a conviction. There are ways to defend against DUI charges, so understanding your rights is imperative.
Source: The Daily Telegram, “Driver arrested after crash along U.S. 223,” Feb. 21, 2012