A Michigan woman is facing several charges for allegedly getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. According to police, she had her two children in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Michigan law tends to handle allegations that involve minors quite seriously, so defendants in similar situations are typically well advised to carefully focus on their criminal defense planning.
At least two people called 911 at shortly after 2 p.m. to report a vehicle that was being driven erratically. A responding officer spotted the vehicle, and he or she apparently witnessed the vehicle swerving so violently that it almost ran off of the road. The officer then initiated a traffic stop and took note of the 9-year-old girl and 13-year-old boy who were riding along with their mother.
According to reports, the 40-year-old driver could not follow even simple instructions. Police investigated further into the matter, and while it is not clear which methods they used to determine her blood-alcohol content, they ultimately determined that she was intoxicated and arrested her. At last update she was still in police custody awaiting her arraignment.
Since her BAC allegedly registered at more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent, she is facing a super drunk driving charge, which potentially has steeper criminal consequences. This is also the second time she has been accused of child endangerment. When a Michigan defendant’s future and even access to his or her children are on the line, there is no room to leave criminal defense to chance. By taking early and thorough action, a defendant can better understand the available options and which processes might help to achieve the best possible outcome.