Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is not only a common crime in Michigan but also a serious crime. If individuals who are facing drunk driving charges are convicted, they may have to face heavy fines and months -- or even years -- in jail. A Michigan woman is awaiting arraignment on several charges that were filed after she was allegedly involved in a high-speed chase by police toward the end of August.
Police reported that the accused woman fled after a Milford officer tried to get her to pull off the road. Officers claim her traveling speed was measured at 93 mph. Court documents show she was apprehended after she entered private property. According to a police report, two young children, ages 3 and 1, were in the car with her along with a 30-year-old male who had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
A Breathalyzer test reportedly indicated a blood alcohol level of .225 percent. This is almost triple the legal limit in Michigan. An open bottle of liquor was also found in the vehicle. A family member reportedly took charge of the children and the Child Protective Services was notified. The charges this woman will be facing include operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, fleeing and eluding, and child endangerment.
It was also reported that the accused driver was in violation of probation at the time of this incident and was sentenced to five months for this crime in September. The drunk driving charges this Michigan woman will face at her arraignment are serious, and the appropriate action to take would be to retain the services of an experienced DUI defense attorney. An experienced lawyer will work to achieve an outcome that will be the most positive while protecting her legal rights.
Source: whmi.com, "Arraignment Set For Howell Woman Charged In Drunk Driving Police Chase", Nov. 16, 2015