On Tuesday December 18, two people ended up in the hospital following an accident that Michigan State Police suspect may have been caused by drunk driving. The accident took place on eastbound M014 near Barton Drive at approximately 10:45 in the evening.
While names of those involved have not yet been released, police say initial evidence at the scene led them to believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. News reports state that according to investigators, an Ypsilanti man and woman were taken to the University of Michigan Medical Center due to injuries they sustained in the crash. Their medical conditions were reported as serious at the time of publishing.
The Ypsilanti couple were passengers in a vehicle driven by a Livonia man; news reports do not reveal whether he was injured. There was only one car involved in the accident according to Detective Sgt. Angela Hunt. Joyce Williams of Huron Valley Ambulance told reporters that the two injured victims had to be extricated from the vehicle after being pinned in.
If it is determined that the driver of the vehicle was driving while under the influence, he may face criminal charges including jail time, fines, and possible suspension of his driver’s license. Should the individuals who sustained injuries succumb to those injuries, he could face manslaughter charges as well. It’s difficult to determine all of the charges he may face without all of the facts surrounding the case.
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