New Baltimore Police Officer Dies in Crash Involving Motorist with Suspended License

On Sunday June 2, 33-year-old Patrick William Wisniewski of New Baltimore died in a motorcycle accident involving another motorist who was driving on a suspended license. The accident took place at approximately 9:30 p.m. near Jefferson Avenue and 21 Mile Road, according to an article at

Wisniewski was reportedly driving his motorcycle in a northbound direction on Jefferson Avenue when a 64-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Impala turned left in front of Wisniewski on 21 Mile Road, resulting in a collision. Both the officer and the other man, a Chesterfield resident, were taken to McLaren Macomb Hospital, where Wisniewski was pronounced dead at the scene. The 64-year-old was treated for injuries which were reported to be non life-threatening.

It was determined that the Chesterfield man was driving on a suspended license. Police also said that the victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Wisniewski was a married father of five children.

While the news article did not mention whether the Chesterfield man simply did not see the motorcycle or was driving in an impaired state, he was driving on a suspended license for an unknown reason. Michigan driver’s license restoration attorneys understand that there are situations in which an individual has no other choice but to drive when his or her license has been suspended, however it is never a good idea.

There are many reasons someone’s driver’s license may be suspended or revoked, including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, reckless driving, or a conviction for a serious drug offense. However, when you choose to drive on a suspended license and get caught, the original term of suspension may be doubled. Regardless of your situation, it is best to consult with a capable and experienced Michigan drivers license reinstatement lawyer who will work to help win your driving privilege back.

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