Sheriff: 18-Year-Old 'Super Drunk' Hit Car, Fled Scene

The West Bloomfield resident allegedly hit an Oakland County Sheriff Deputy's vehicle early Saturday morning, but no injuries were reported.

A West Bloomfield resident three times over the legal limit for alcohol was arrested early Saturday morning after hitting an Oakland County Sheriff Deputy's vehicle in Commerce.

The 18-year-old woman was traveling northbound on Union Lake Road, north of Richardson Road, just before 1 a.m. in an SUV when she struck the patrol car that was off the roadway, as the deputy was assisting another motorist. The driver continued before eventually being found on a side street south of Commerce Road. No injuries were reported.

After tests showed a blood alcohol content of .24, the driver was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. She was lodged in Oakland County Jail and released on bond Saturday afternoon pending warrants.

If convicted, the 18-year-old could face almost double fines and jail time — up to 180 days in jail — under the state's "super drunk" law.

Laura "Honey" Solomon March 25, 2012 at 09:35 PM
What the heck is a "super drunk" law?
Timothy Rath (Editor) March 26, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Laura — the state's "super drunk" law was signed by Gov. Granholm in 2009 and went in effect in '10. It's an amendment to the Michigan Vehicle Code to hit drivers who test with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit — .17 — with stiffer penalties, including doubles fines and jail time and mandatory rehab. (Source: Michigan Bar Journal) Of course, an arrest does not indicate conviction. Thanks for commenting!
uknowimright May 17, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Just another spoiled brat rich kid out wrecking cars and ruining other people's lives with their sense of self-entitlement! Bunch of brats need to be turned over someone's knee, maybe that would do the job.


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