Blood draw allegedly reveals BAC level over .17

It is pretty much common knowledge that the legal limit for a driver's blood alcohol content in all 50 states is .08. However, some Michigan residents still might not know about the state's Super Drunk law. This law, which has been in effect for a few years now, increases the potential penalties for any driver who is arrested for drunk driving with a BAC level over .17. One 19-year-old woman, who was arrested back in September in Ypsilanti, recently learned that she will be facing this charge, among others.

According to the reports, the woman was arrested on September 7 of last year. Authorities were apparently alerted to this individual because she allegedly crashed the vehicle she was driving at the time. The crash occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m.

To make matters worse, not only did the woman reportedly fail the field sobriety tests conducted at the scene, but she also allegedly bit one of the arresting officers. Fortunately, it does not appear that the bite was severe because the officer reportedly did not require medical attention, but the woman will be facing a resisting arrest charge as well as a result.

Dealing with a drunk driving charge is enough for anyone to handle, but when extra charges are added to the case the defense strategy can become complicated. This 19-year-old driver will also be facing charges related to underage drinking, as well as destruction of property charges and a possession of marijuana charge. The reports also indicate that the authorities did a blood draw at the time and the sample was sent off for testing. When the results came back, the woman was charged under Michigan's Super Drunk law.

Source: mLive, "Police: 19-year-old woman accused of 'super drunk' driving bit officer," John Counts, Jan. 31, 2014

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