On Saturday February 23, a Comstock Park man crashed his vehicle into a tree on South Nevins Road in Sidney Township; the 34-year-old man was allegedly driving with his son, who is four years old, on his lap. Police pursued the man for a short while; after apprehending him, police say the man got into a fight with a sheriff’s deputy, leaving the deputy injured. The suspect faces multiple charges according to news reports at Mlive.com.
The suspect refused to pull over when the sheriff’s deputy began pursuing him after noticing heavy front-end damage on the man’s 1994 Chevrolet Suburban. The suspect eventually stopped upon arriving at his mother’s home on South Nevins. A fight began after the suspect refused to comply with the deputy’s order; the man was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license, fleeing and eluding, transporting open intoxicants, resisting and obstructing, and child endangerment. Police believe that the suspect had been consuming alcohol, which contributed to the accident. The little boy was not injured in the crash, although the seat belt was not used. Reports at Wood TV claim that the boy was driving the SUV when the crash occurred.
News reports state that police reports regarding the incident will be forwarded to both child protective services and prosecutors, and that the suspect may face additional charges.
Michigan criminal defense attorneys know that individuals charged with fleeing and eluding, child endangerment and other criminal offenses face serious penalties if convicted. Because the suspect in this case was charged with driving on a suspended license, he will likely face an extended period of suspension. In Michigan, individuals accused of this offense may face fines, jail time, and a like-kind suspension that essentially doubles the original length of suspension.
If you have been caught driving on a suspended license, or have had your license suspended for the first time, consult with an experienced Michigan driver’s license restoration attorney who has a proven track record for reaching positive results for the client.