A recent article at the Detroit News states that over the weekend, three drunk driving arrests were made in Macomb County; in addition, all three individuals had prior DUI convictions, and each had higher than usual BAC levels.
An unnamed woman was first to be arrested for OWI after her vehicle was reportedly crossing into oncoming traffic and weaving. This arrest took place on Saturday evening in Macomb Township. The 36-year-old woman was reportedly operating on a temporary driver’s permit due to a previous OWI arrest on August 7 in St. Clair County. Her BAC registered 0.39 percent when given a breathalyzer at the jail, nearly five times the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jonathon Alhakim, 47, was arrested after the pickup he was driving became stuck in a ditch in Ray Township. Alhakim had six prior OWI convictions and numerous license suspensions and revocations. His BAC registered 0.25 percent, more than three times the legal limit. He was charged with OWI third offense, having open intoxicants in a motor vehicle, and driving with a suspended license (second offense).
The last person to be arrested within the 9-hour time span was 34-year-old Lesh Gorvokovic of New Haven, who was stopped at approximately 2:30 a.m. when his pickup was noticed by a sheriff’s deputy to be swerving. At the jail, the suspect’s BAC registered 0.18 percent. Gorvokovic’s driver’s license had been revoked, and he had three prior convictions for OWI. He was charged with driving with a suspended license (second offense), and a third offense OWI.
A third offense OWI is a felony, leaving the defendant to face serious criminal penalties if found guilty. In addition, all three had previously had their driver’s licenses suspended or revoked.
Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorneys know that living a normal life without the privilege to drive is nearly impossible. While no one should be behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming the amount of alcohol these three individuals apparently did, a driver’s license is a must. If your license has been suspended or revoked for driving under the influence or for any reason, consult with an experienced lawyer who is skilled in the DAAD process, recently renamed the AHS, or Administrative Hearings Section.