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Man accused of OWI in Crystal Falls

After being involved in a traffic accident outside of his home, a Michigan man is facing two felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. The first felony charge is an OWI causing serious injury, and the second alleges this is his third offense of operating a vehicle with a blood-alcohol content above the statutory limit. Finally, the misdemeanor relates to a claim that he had open container of alcohol in his vehicle. 

The crash occurred on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 13 between a large pickup truck and a smaller sedan. Supposedly, the defendant was pulling his truck out of his driveway onto U.S. 2. As he was pulling onto the highway, the defendant allegedly struck another vehicle that was traveling westbound.  

Authorities reported that they were required to use the Jaws of Life in order to extract the driver of the sedan from her vehicle. Reports then say that the other driver was then taken first to Aspirus Iron River Hospital and then to Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Documents indicate that the defendant's blood-alcohol level was .308 at the time of the collision.

The defendant is due back soon for a probable cause conference, and then he is expected back in court again in December for a preliminary examination. Those who have been charged with an OWI in Michigan may wish to contact an attorney. With an attorney's help, the accused may be able to build a stronger defense and increase his or her chances of achieving the best result given the circumstances. 

Source:, "IR area man charged with OWI in crash", Nikki Younk, Nov. 15, 2017