The crime of Fleeing and Eluding Resulting in Serious Injury 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 serious injury of another person will be charged with the felony crime of Fleeing and Eluding Resulting in Serious Injury.
Serious injury or serious bodily impairment can consist of a broken bone, an injured internal organ, brain injury, paralysis, or any type of permanent injury.
A conviction on this offense will require a maximum prison sentence of 5 years. The typical sentence on a Fleeing and Eluding Resulting in Serious Injury in Washtenaw County is 6 months in jail to 1 year imprisonment. A long-term driver license revocation will also result from a conviction on this offense.