The crime of Super Drunk Driving is a serious offense. A person will be charged with Super Drunk Driving if he/she has a body alcohol content of .17 or higher while driving a motor vehicle. As long as police conducted the investigation, arrest, and alcohol test properly, an Operating While Intoxicated charge can be difficult to challenge. However, experienced defense counsel will know what to look for and how to level a serious challenge to this type of charge.
A conviction for Super Drunk Driving can require a 180-day jail maximum with a mandatory 1-year period of alcohol treatment. The typical sentence on a first offense Super Drunk Driving in Washtenaw County is 2 years supervised probation, mandatory 1-year alcohol treatment, community service or jail work program, and significant fines and costs. A temporary license suspension and restriction will also result from a conviction for Super Drunk Driving and the court may order an alcohol tether to be placed on the defendant’s vehicle after driving privileges are restored.