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Michigan police suspect death caused by drunk driving

There are various reasons for road accidents and it cannot be assumed that it is always the negligence of the driver. Many drivers in Michigan take precautions on the road to avoid fatalities. Some accidents may lead to serious injuries or fatalities. Recently, a death was caused by a road accident.

According to reports, a man was driving south. A collision happened between his vehicle and a Jeep Wrangler. It was reported that the female driver of the Wrangler allegedly didn't stop at a stop sign and collided with the man. Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the man to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the Wrangler suffered minor injuries. In addition, she was suspected of driving her vehicle while intoxicated.

Drunk driving offenses are dealt with strictly in Michigan. Any person found driving drunk may have to deal with serious consequences, including prison and fines. The person may have to install an alcohol ignition interlock device in the vehicle. Also, the person's driver's license may be suspended. Prior DUI convictions can raise the level of the charge to a felony DUI offense.

A second drunk driving charge may lead to even stricter penalties. People of Michigan may have heard about Heidi's law. According to this law, convictions for DUI/DWI can remain on a person's record beyond 10 years - increasing the chances of repeat offenders to be charged with felonies. This law is a clear indication that drunk driving offenses are being taken very seriously.

Any person facing a DUI charge should take serious action in these matters to avoid far-reaching consequences. The person may seek the advice of a legal professional in these cases. The professional may advise the person about the applicable laws. The professional may also help the person to understand the various possible outcomes of the case.

Source:, "Police suspect alcohol in fatal Hartland Township crash," Jan. 13, 2013

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