Unfortunately, as a Detroit personal injury lawyer, I see a lot of tragic cases that may have been prevented. Last month, a suspected drunk driver ran a red light in Western Michigan, slamming into the vehicle of a young couple and pushing both vehicles into the path of an oncoming semi. The young couple was killed in the accident.
An experienced Detroit personal injury sees this play out way too many times. According to reports, the 27-year-old was charged with two counts of drunken driving causing death. This was not the driver’s first brush with the law either. Reports said he has both drug convictions as well as an operating while intoxicated conviction. He apparently got his license back in June, after a suspension.
The man accused of causing the accident had been drinking at a bar earlier in the evening. An initial hearing was held Friday where the court heard testimonies from witnesses along with the testimony of the doctor who determined the driver was drunk at the time of the crash.