44-year-old Kevin D. Haynes of Saginaw remains jailed on charges of operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license causing death, or operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs causing death. Saginaw was involved in a crash in March of this year that resulted in the death of two women in Bridgeport who were sisters.
According to a news article at Mlive.com, Haynes drove his Chevrolet pickup at a high rate of speed into oncoming eastbound traffic, resulting in a head-on collision with a vehicle containing three women, who were all sisters. Two of the women in the Chevrolet Impala, 63-year-old Carol Lyle and 67-year-old Judith Kelly, died at the scene of the crash according to Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald Pussehl. A third sister, 63-year-old Patricia Aldrich, survived the crash.
Both operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license causing death and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs causing death carry the same maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. While it wasn’t mentioned in the news article which offense Haynes would ultimately be charged with, it was mentioned that investigators were waiting on an analysis performed on Haynes’ blood sample by the Michigan State Police. Haynes was arraigned on Monday afternoon and held on a $300,000 bond.
A third vehicle driven by Alice LaPan was also involved in the crash, although she survived. Haynes was charged with two counts of operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license causing serious injury or operating under the influence causing serious injury in regards to LaPan and Aldrich. Whichever charge is ultimately decided on, the maximum penalty for either is five years in prison.
While this is a horrible tragedy, Michigan driver’s license restoration attorneys know that driving on a suspended or revoked license can have serious implications, particularly in a case such as the one described above. Individuals drive on suspended drivers’ licenses every day out of necessity, although it is illegal.
If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked, there may be options for having it reinstated depending on your particular situation. Consult with an experienced and capable Michigan drivers license reinstatement lawyer who will help you through what is a complex process.