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Teen charged with OWI in Michigan

By Daniel T. Geherin

Are you a teen charged with an OWI?

Are you wondering what you do now?

What are the next steps?

Driving in an area that you’re unfamiliar with can be tricky, but doing so while intoxicated can have serious consequences. This was the case for a Northville, Michigan, woman who was driving drunk, failed to yield at an intersection, and crashed into the driver's side of another car, seriously injuring the other driver. 

The 19-year-old woman was charged with operating while intoxicated resulting in serious injury and operating while intoxicated. The police investigation found that the woman was driving home from a party at 5 a.m. failing to yield another driver. At the intersection where the accident occurred, the defendant had a flashing red light, while the victim's car had the blinking yellow light, giving her the right of way. The defendant didn't yield to the victim's car and ended up crashing into her. Both were taken by ambulance to the University of Michigan Hospital. 

The defendant agreed to a blood test showing that her blood-alcohol level was 0.14, which is over the legal limit of 0.08. In 2004, Michigan decreased its alcohol legal limit from 0.10 to 0.08, meaning more people are being charged with OWI. If you've been charged with OWI, you should speak to a qualified DUI attorney in Ann Arbor. They understand the serious consequences that can follow you after this charge. 

If convicted of OWI in Michigan, you could face jail time, probation, large fines, community service, and/or a conviction on your record for the rest of your life. Along with these penalties you could also have your license restricted, suspended or revoked. Every situation is unique and a DUI attorney in Ann Arbor can help you figure out the best defense for your particular case.

Why Choose GLG Michigan? Your Edge in Drunk Driving Defense in Ann Arbor

The Geherin Law Group is a Criminal Justice law firm based in Ann Arbor that defends hundreds of OWI cases each year throughout Southeastern Michigan. Dan Geherin, the firm’s principal owner, is a former prosecutor and board-certified criminal trial attorney with over 25+ years’ experience defending and winning OWI/DUI cases in Washtenaw and surrounding counties.  

Schedule Your Free Consultation with our DUI Attorney in Ann Arbor!

Dan and his team at GLG Michigan are available 24/7 at (734) 263-2780 or online


Source:, "Teenager charge in drunken driving accident in Ann Arbor"