Pontiac Woman Crashes into Patrol Car While Driving Drunk on Suspended License

A 28-year-old Pontiac woman was recently arrested after plowing her vehicle into a parked police patrol car, according to Detroit News. The woman, who had an 8-year-old child in the vehicle at the time of the crash, was allegedly driving drunk; her driver’s license was also found to be suspended.

According to a news release issued by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy had parked his patrol car at approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, when he heard a vehicle accelerating at a high rate of speed, followed by a crash. The driver of the vehicle and the child were not injured; the woman was taken to the Oakland County Jail after being arrested for child endangerment, driving on a suspended license, and drunken driving.

Michigan driver’s license restoration attorneys certainly do not condone driving in an intoxicated state at any time, particularly with a child on board. However, we do know that having your driver’s license suspended can create a hardship; we depend on our privilege to drive for many things in life, including getting to and from work or school, running errands, attending doctor’s appointments, chauffeuring the kids around from one practice to another, even simple things like buying groceries. Being without a driver’s license and having to depend on others is extremely difficult.

Many people drive on a suspended license (which is not encouraged) out of necessity. There are situations in which an individual may encounter a family emergency, or be forced to drive to work or school when someone who normally drives that person is unable to do so for one reason or another. Regardless, it is important that when you are caught driving on a suspended license, you seek legal guidance from an experienced Michigan driving with a suspended license attorney, who will work to determine if there may be an effective defense which could prevent a delay in having your driving rights restored.

Driving on a suspended license will not only delay getting your driver’s license restored, it may also subject you to jail time and fines. A lawyer with a proven track record in license restoration will inform you about the process of having your license reinstated, what must be proven at a DAAD (Driver Assessment and Appeal Division) hearing, and help you be thoroughly prepared for the hearing, so that you have the best possible chance of getting your right to drive restored.

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