Early on Saturday morning February 1 a crash occurred in Pittsfield Township involving two vehicles, according to news reports at Mlive.com. Following the crash which took place near Foster Avenue on Washtenaw Avenue, a 28-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested for drunken driving.
While the man who was unnamed in news reports was not injured, he had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, as was the driver of the other vehicle involved. Police say that alcohol appeared to play a role in the crash.
Both drivers were transported to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, one said to be in stable condition, the other in unstable condition according to the ambulance service.
Alcohol is a factor in many serious automobile crashes; luckily, no one was seriously injured or killed in this incident. News reports do not indicate the blood alcohol content of the man accused of drunk driving, or whether it is a first offense. Those who are convicted of DUI in Michigan face serious criminal penalties which may include jail time, substantial fines, community service, driver’s license suspension, and more. When an individual is convicted of a third drunk driving offense, he or she may face license revocation for up to 5 years.
While no one wants to face jail time or steep fines, having your driver’s license suspended or revoked can create serious hardships and difficulty in your daily life. Most people never realize how essential having the privilege to drive is to their lives until they can no longer legally drive. When someone has their license revoked, getting it back even after the revocation period has lapsed is not always easy.
If your driver’s license has been suspended or revoked due to DUI, a drug conviction, reckless driving, or for another reason, consult with an experienced Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorney with a proven track record for success at once.