The kind of publicity the University of Michigan probably wants to get for the football program is a checkmark in the "win" column. However, a star running back with the Michigan Wolverines made the news for an entirely different reason.
Nationwide, states have been cracking down on drunk driving by passing new laws. In Michigan we have our so-called super drunk driving law for those with a blood alcohol level of 0.17 percent or higher. In New York they have Meghan's Law which gives enhanced penalties for any drunk driving conviction with children 15 years old or younger in the car. Many states have enhanced consequences for multiple offenders.
There are a number of consequences that come with a drunk driving arrest in Michigan -- even if a person is not convicted. He or she may have to post bail or pay for a car to be released from an impound lot. Family members are typically informed, leading to distress and a number of other emotions. In some cases, a person can lose their job or be suspended -- just for being charged.
In Riverview, south of Detroit, a 21-year-old man from Brownstown Township was allegedly observed by witnesses as traveling up to 100 miles per hour. It was about 3:30 in the morning when the 21-year-old apparently struck traffic signals on West Jefferson Avenue and Sibley Road.