Brenda Conway, a 51-year-old Troy resident and girlfriend of Macomb County Circuit Court Judge Richard Caretti, was recently sentenced to two years probation for a January incident in which she was charged with OWI with occupants younger than 16. According to news reports at The Detroit Free Press, Conway was driving a vehicle with passengers which included Judge Caretti and his two daughters.
Conway and Caretti were returning the two girls who are 12 and 15 years old to their mother’s house following a wedding reception when the vehicle was pulled over by police after Lori Conway, Caretti’s ex-wife, received a text from one of her daughters claiming that Brenda Conway was driving drunk. The two women share a last name as they are related by marriage.
Brenda Conway’s BAC registered 0.18% initially; two subsequent tests both indicated that her blood alcohol level was higher than Michigan’s 0.08% legal limit. In addition to being sentenced to two years’ probation and ordered to perform 320 hours of community service, Conway’s license was suspended for 90 days and will be restricted for three months once the 90 day suspension period has passed.
Many people believe that having their driver’s license suspended following a DUI is the least of their worries when compared to possible jail time, fines, and other penalties. The fact is, living a normal life is virtually impossible without a license; those who are not allowed to drive have a difficult time when it comes to getting to an from work or school, doctor’s appointments, or other important appointments or events. It certainly creates a hardship, as driving is a necessary part of life for most people and something they do on a daily basis.
If you have had your driver’s license suspended or revoked for drunk driving, multiple DUIs or for any reason, consult with a highly experienced Michigan drivers license reinstatement attorney at once.