The crime of Fleeing and Eluding Resulting in Death is a serious felony offense. A driver of a motor vehicle who is given by hand, voice, emergency light, or siren a visual or audible signal by a police officer, acting in the lawful performance of his or her duty, directing the driver to bring his/her vehicle to a stop shall not willfully fail to obey that direction by increasing the speed of the motor vehicle, extinguishing the lights of the motor vehicle, or otherwise attempting to flee or elude the officer. A person who fails to stop for police under these circumstances and brings about the death of another person will be charged with the felony crime of Fleeing and Eluding Resulting in Death.
A conviction on this offense will require a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. The typical sentence on a Fleeing and Eluding Resulting in Death in Washtenaw County 5-8 years imprisonment. A long-term driver license revocation will also result from a conviction on this offense.