Facing drunk driving charges can be a stressful experience. For many people, a DUI is their first run-in with the law. And if an accident was involved, the situation can be much more frightening.
Michigan DUI charges were filed against a Cadillac driver who apparently caused an accident after colliding with a semi-tractor trailer on April 25. The early morning collision occurred on I-94 near Parma. Police say that the tractor-trailer was in the right, westbound lane near West Michigan Avenue when the Cadillac, which may have been speeding, tried to pass the semi. According to reports, the Cadillac cut back into the right lane, but struck the front of the truck, catapulting the car into the guardrails.
The Cadillac driver and his passenger were taken from the scene to Michigan's Allegiance Health, where they were reported to have minor injuries. After being treated and released, the driver was arrested by local police. A blood alcohol test was apparently administered, though a spokesman did not know the result, and the driver was charged with drunk driving offenses.
Like all of those who face DUI charges in Michigan, the arrested man in this case will have the right to present his defense in court. When facing DUI charges, it's important to know that you still have rights, and there are ways to challenge the charges. In addition to challenging the admissibility of any evidence offered against him, those accused of DUI have the right to confront the testimony of any witnesses as they fight to achieve a fair result based on the actual facts and circumstances.
Source: mlive.com, "Suspected drunk driver crashes into semi-trailer Thursday morning on I-94 near Parma," Aaron Aupperlee, April 26, 2012