A Grand Blanc woman reportedly called the police to come to the aid of her friend indicating that as she was driving her car her friend, a 58-year-old woman from Lake Leelanau, jumped out of the car. When police went to check on the friend's welfare, the friend allegedly reported that the driver had an open beer in the car so she got out. As police were questioning the friend, the suspect driver drove by and was stopped by the police. It is being alleged that the driver showed signs of intoxication but denied drinking. She then allegedly failed a field sobriety test and had a blood alcohol level of 0.17. The woman was then arrested for operating while intoxicated.
A DUI or OWI conviction can have numerous negative consequences. Of course, imprisonment is one of the most serious consequences. However, even losing your driver's license for an extended period of time can cause economic hardship and a great deal of stress. Relying upon friends, family members, and public transportation to get to and from work or school is not only a hassle, but you may not be able to get where you need to go on time. You may also face fines, community service and probation for a conviction. Loss of employment is yet another potential side effect.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for OWI or DUI, a Drunk Driving lawyer at Freedman & Freedman may be able to help. We handle OWI defense for clients throughout Warren, Sterling Heights, Troy, Rochester Hills and Royal Oak, Michigan. No matter the unique circumstances of your case, a Michigan DUI attorney can offer you a free case evaluation and determine what we can do to help you. Contact Freedman & Freedman today!