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Man faces series of charges in drunk driving accident

By Daniel T. Geherin

On behalf of Simon & Geherin, PLLC posted in Drunk Driving on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Driving while intoxicated is never a good idea, but when you cause an accident the charges that you will face could cause serious repercussions to your future. Last week a Michigan man was arrested for driving drunk and carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and now he is facing possible jail time if convicted.The accident happened last week when police were called to an accident near Whittaker and Merritt Roads in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan. Officers on the scene reported smelling alcohol on the man's breath and put him into the back of the patrol car so that he could be brought in to take a drunk driving evaluation. While an officer was putting the man into the patrol car, the officer moved the man's backpack and felt a handgun inside. Upon searching the backpack, the officer found a loaded handgun. The man did not have a license to carry the weapon.The man, 23, was then taken in to have a Breathalyzer test which showed his blood alcohol level to be .16, which is twice the legal limit in Michigan. The man was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, operating while intoxicated and possessing a firearm while under the influence.While this man is facing serious consequences for his actions, if you find yourself in a similar situation, you should seek the advice of a criminal defense attorney. They will work with you to get all of the information regarding the charges that you face and will present to you options for your defense. A DUI attorney in Ann Arbor understands how each criminal defense case can be complicated and will work for you to give you the best defense.The defendant in this case will be in court for a preliminary hearing March 27.