A young man faces multiple criminal charges after causing an accident in Ypsilanti last week. Officers say that the he not only caused a collision, but was found to be in possession of a handgun. According to the police report, 24-year-old D.P. was driving early Sunday morning when he rear-ended another vehicle. He attempted to drive away from the scene of the car accident but was pulled over about a block away. After police administered several field sobriety tests, which he failed, they searched his vehicle. It was then that they discovered the .22-caliber handgun for which he did not have a permit.
Since the suspect's BAC was over .017, he was charged under Michigan's "Super Drunk" law. He was also charged with failing to stop at an accident, driving while intoxicated, carrying a concealed weapon and being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated. If you are pulled over for DUI, you may face other criminal charges if you are found to be in possession of narcotics, weapons or other illegal items. When this happens, you'll need an aggressive Michigan criminal defense lawyer on your side that can help you fight your charges. To enlist the services of an experienced attorney, contact Freedman & Freedman now.