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Michigan man face felony drunk driving charge

If you are facing drunk driving charges in Michigan, you may be anxious about what your future holds. Many DUI convictions lead to jail time, hefty fines, alcohol abuse education courses, and other penalties. Under Michigan's high blood alcohol content enhanced penalty law, otherwise known as the "super drunk" driving law, first time offenders with a blood alcohol content of .17 or higher can see harsher penalties than those who have been charged with a standard DUI.

A 35-year-old Michigan man has been charged under the "super drunk" law is facing a felony charge for allegedly operating his vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .18 or higher with a prior conviction. The man ran a stop sign and struck another motorist's vehicle. The crash killed the other driver and injured two passengers, who are in stable condition.

The man's BAC was allegedly four times higher than the legal limit at the time of the accident. If convicted of the felony charge, the man could face up to 20 years in prison.

A drunk driving conviction can change your life forever and damage your reputation. Felony DUIs typically carry longer jail sentences, larger fines and more long-term consequences than a standard DUI. Many people benefit from seeking the guidance of a qualified criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney can help minimize the effects of a felony charge on your life. Your attorney will anticipate the prosecution's arguments and find ways to dispute them. In some cases, we will be able to get the charges dropped altogether, allowing the accused to return to their normal lives.

Source: M Live, "Man was 'super drunk' in crash that killed Saline 19 year old, police say," July 6, 2017

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