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Fenton Police Investigating 'Super Drunk' Crash

Fenton Township, Linden women injured in collision with pine tree on Runyan Lake Road.

Fenton Police continue to investigate a car crash that could result in "super drunk" charges against the driver.

Fenton Police Lt. Jason Slater said a 23-year-old Linden man drove his rented 2012 Ford Mustang too fast around a curve northbound on Runyan Lake Road near Shiawassee Avenue around 11:30 p.m. June 8 when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into and broke a pine tree.

The driver and a male passenger in the front seat were uninjured, but two females, a 19-year-old Linden woman and 21-year-old Fenton Township woman, who were not wearing seat belts, both suffered injuries and were transported to the Genesys Regional Medical Center, Slater said.

"They had visible injuries," Slater added.

Officers smelled intoxicants on the driver and took him to the Fenton Police Department, where a test determined he had a blood/alcohol level of .17 percent. The Michigan Super Drunk Law can result in harsher penalties for those with a blood/alcohol content of .17 percent or higher. The legal limit is .08.

Slater said the driver could be charged with causing serious injuries to the passengers as well. He said police are examining the extent of the female passengers' injuries before a warrant is pursued.

The driver was held overnight at the Fenton Police Deparment and released the next morning when he was sober, Slater said.

Buster Moop June 13, 2012 at 05:35 PM
When are people going to put more presure on the authorities at all levels to get more serious about getting drunks off the road? How many innocents have to die because of a selfish jerk not caring if he or she hurts or kills somebody else? I know, my only child was killed by a drunk driver going the wrong way on U.S. 23. Don't ever let anyone tell you life will be as good as it once was after a senseless, meaningless death at the whim of a drunk.

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