Novi Rear-End Crash on I-96 Leaves One Man Arrested for OWI

In late October, an accident in which a pickup truck rear-ended a car on eastbound I-96 in Novi resulted in the arrest of a man who was allegedly intoxicated and subsequently charged with OWI (operating a vehicle while intoxicated). While the driver who was struck suffered neck pain and other minor injuries according to news reports, it’s likely that the man arrested for OWI will have his driver’s license suspended or even revoked, depending on his criminal history.

Michigan driver’s license restoration attorneys know that while jail time, fines and other penalties are often severe, perhaps the most severe of all is losing the privilege to drive. Driving is a right that most of us take for granted; until it is gone, we often don’t realize just how it impacts our lives and ability to work, attend school, or simply run to the grocery store.

According to news reports, the accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. on October 21 on I-96 east of Novi Road. The car that was struck sustained heavy rear-end damage; the driver was transported to Providence Park Hospital via ambulance. A witness told police that the suspect was driving erratically and that as he had pulled over when the accident took place, he suspected the driver of the pickup was intoxicated.

Sobriety tests conducted by police revealed that the driver of the pickup had a blood alcohol level of 0.207, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 in Michigan. Police also found a receipt indicating the man had more than 12 shots at a local grill in Commerce Township earlier in the evening. A bottle of cold beer that had been opened was also located in the pickup.

After being arrested on charges of OWI, the man’s case was turned over to the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office for further review for any possible additional charges.


If you have had your driver’s license suspended or revoked because of OWI, reckless driving, speeding, multiple traffic infractions or for any reason, contact a capable Michigan driver’s license lawyer with a winning track record for getting clients’ driver’s licenses reinstated.