The crime of Reckless Driving Causing Serious Injury is a serious felony offense with long-term consequences. It is committed when a person drives a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner without any concern for the safety of others and causes serious injury to another person while driving a motor vehicle. It usually results from extreme speeding or flagrant violations of Michigan traffic laws. The person charged with the offense of Reckless Driving Causing Serious Injury must be a substantial cause of the person’s injuries for a conviction to enter.
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 for Reckless Driving Causing Serious Injury will require a maximum prison sentence of 5 years. The typical sentence on a Reckless Driving Causing Serious Injury in Washtenaw County is 6 months to 1 year in the county jail with 3 years of supervised probation. A long-term driver license revocation will also result from a conviction on this offense. The vehicle involved in the offense may also be immobilized or forfeited to the state of Michigan.