Alcohol has been known to cloud one's judgment. Under the influence, many people will commit acts they are not proud of. One of these acts is driving while intoxicated. Each year numerous Michigan residents will face drunk driving charges. Often times these charges can be extremely detrimental to an offender's life if convicted. A Michigan man was recently charged with a DUI after being pulled over because his passenger was yelling obscenities out the window.
People on highways and roads are vulnerable because of the risks posed by drivers who drive under the influence of alcohol. Drunken driving is a serious hazard as it is a cause of fatal accidents on highways. Serious injuries and death are all too often caused by reckless drunken drivers
A 52-year-old Wisconsin man was sentenced to six years in prison this month after incurring his 10th drunk driving conviction in the state. But according to police, his record has allegedly twice that many.
A 24-year-old Montcalm Township man may find himself facing serious consequences in the future after police arrested him this month for what appears to be his third drunk driving offense. According to officers, this is the third time he has been arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated which automatically upgraded his offense to a felony DUI.
In 2011, a 43-year-old man reached over to retrieve his cell phone that he had dropped. Suddenly, his car shuddered as the front end of his vehicle hit something on the road. Thinking it was a deer, he drove home and immediately notified police who promptly told him to return to the scene.
As many Michigan drivers know, law enforcement officials across the state take drunk driving very seriously. A recent report about DUI-related car accidents may be further indication that police efforts to combat driving while intoxicated are stronger than ever.
A 28-year-old Kalamazoo man was relieved this month when prosecutors determined that he was not responsible for the crash that seriously injured a 24-year-old man back in September.
It is often true that news stories about arrests and possible criminal conduct are based on information provided by police. While this is understandable, it has the unfortunate side-effect of not necessarily giving the suspect a fair shake. That may be the case with an alleged Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or drunk driving incident in Washtenaw County.Early in the morning of December 11, a man was reportedly arrested after his 2011 Ford F-series pickup truck allegedly crashed into several trees on Monroe Street in Saline. Emergency personnel quickly responded to the incident and had to stabilize his spine before transporting him on a backboard to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. His current condition was not available, and the man's identity had not yet been released.
Detroit Pistons' center Ben Wallace could be sentenced to three months in jail after he entered a guilty plea earlier this month for driving while intoxicated and possessing a firearm under the influence of alcohol.