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Category Archives: Drunk Driving Charges

Appeals Court Tosses DUI Charge Because Cop Got The Speed Limit Wrong!

The year was 2015. The place: the village of Saranac in Ionia County, Michigan. Anthony Owen was barreling along on a country road at 43 mph when the dreaded red and blue flashers filled his rear view mirror. He pulled over and was joined by a sheriff’s deputy who informed him he’d been doing 43 […]

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How to Keep ‘March Madness’ From Ending as ‘March Misery’!

Although the weather is still pretty darn cold outside, the calendar says we’re hovering on Spring’s doorstep. Yes, it’s that time of year again – the season of March madness, Irish drinking songs and that most revered of college break periods. You guessed it…. the NCAA, St Patrick’s day, and spring break, all rolled into […]

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Michigan Drunk Driving Laws: What Does ‘Super Drunk’ Mean?

  ‘Super’ is one of those words that can have multiple meanings, depending on the context. When something is super, it’s awesome and wonderful. Superman has incredible strength and ‘superpowers’ which could be defined as powers that defy understanding. If, however, something is super bad, that would make it really terrible. So what does that […]

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Drunk and Reckless Driving: 21-Year-Old Facing Felony Charges

Joshua Lucas Runnels, the 21-year-old resident of Baldwin who police say killed one friend and injured another as a result of a drunken and reckless driving accident, appeared in the Kent County District Court on Wednesday, October 1st.

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Tuscola County Mud Bogger Takes Plea

 Vassar Township Man Gets Prison Time At his sentencing hearing on September 23rd, in Caro’s Tuscola County Circuit Court, 35-year-old Jason A. Boyd was ordered to spend two to five years in prison for a recent mud bogging incident that left several people injured. The charges stem from an unforeseen accident that took place on […]

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Drunk Driving Crackdown Underway Again – This Time With A Creative Twist

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” After much success with the previous statewide drunk driving crackdown, Michigan law enforcement has decided to kick off a new campaign – “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” – which began on Friday August 15th and doesn’t end until September 1st. This particular campaign involves law enforcement personnel from […]

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Sentence Delivered For Fatal Drunk Driving Accident – Joseph Ford

Defendant Had Eight Prior Alcohol Offenses Joseph Jay Ford, the 27-year-old Kentwood man who stood trial last month for drunk driving and causing the deaths of two people, was sentenced on Wednesday, May 14, by Judge George Buth in the Kent County Circuit Court. The judge issued a sentence considerably more harsh than many expected. […]

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Michigan Felony Charges: Reckless Driving Causing Death

Detroit Man Causes Car Crash, Killing Three  Michael Anthony Miller, a 22-year-old resident of Detroit, MI, was arraigned last week on three counts of reckless driving causing death, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office. On August 18th, 2013, four men – a Grand Rapids man, his father and his nephew, along with another passenger- […]

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Grand Rapids Woman Pleads Guilty To OWI Causing Serious Injury

Child Endangerment Charges Dropped Ebony Michelle Howard stood tearfully before the Judge Mark Trusock in the Kent County Circuit Court on Monday, April 22nd. “I’m guilty. I was drinking.” she admitted. She also stated that her plea was freely and voluntarily given. Howard has been charged with one count of operating while intoxicated -OWI causing […]

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Medical Marijuana Supporters In Michigan Concerned About New ‘Drugged Driving’ Proposal

Michigan Legislature Addresses “Drugged Driving” Just a few days ago the House Judiciary Committee took testimony on a three-bill package to address “drugged driving”. The new proposal would require that driving while under the influence of a controlled substance, for example: medical marijuana, would be subject to the same testing requirements as drunk driving. Currently […]

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