March 20th-March 26th in the year Two Thousand and Seventeen
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017Toussaint pleads guilty to operating while visibly impaired
Michigan redshirt junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of “operating motor vehicle when visibly impaired” at Saline’s 14A District Court on Tuesday.
Toussaint was initially charged with the more severe misdemeanor of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was pulled over on July 21 after running a red light in downtown Ann Arbor. He subsequently recorded a .12 blood alcohol concentration, which is above Michigan's legal driving limit of .08.
Toussaint was suspended from the team shortly after his arrest but resumed practicing in fall camp on August 13. Head coach Brady Hoke has not yet said if Toussaint will play in Saturday's opening game versus Alabama. The Athletic Department declined to comment, saying Hoke will address the media tomorrow.
On Monday, though, when asked if Toussaint's legal proceedings will affect his status for Saturday's game, Hoke said, "No."
The sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 23. By pleading guilty to operating when visibly impaired, Toussaint faces a smaller maximum sentence. He could receive up to a $300 fine, 93 days in jail, 360 hours of community service and up to 90 days of driving restrictions.
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017Female driver struck five vehicles, is arrested:
A 22-year-old Brantford woman faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while impaired operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol over the legal limit, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and four counts of failing to remain at the scene of an accident after running to five vehicles.A Dodge vehicle traveling on Market Street ran into four parked vehicles and a garbage can on Sunday at around 2:20 a.m., police said. The female driver failed to remain at the scene and fled. The vehicle was later observed driving the wrong way on Dalhousie Street.Then the driver struck the median on Conklin Road where the vehicle’s bumper fell off, police said.An officer observed the vehicle turning into a parking lot on Blackburn Drive and backing into another vehicle, marking a fifth motor vehicle collision.The driver showed signs of impairment. She was arrested and taken to the police station where she provided samples of her breath. Two readings revealed she was two times over the legal limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood.Her licence was suspended for 90 days and her vehicle was impounded for seven days.
Monday, March 20th, 2017Intoxicated Woman Attempted to Drive Off in an Off-Duty Police Officer's Car
An intoxicated Madison woman attempted to drive off in an off-duty police officer’s car after she crashed her car.
According to Madison Police, an off-duty MPD officer, on his way home from work this morning, came upon a car crash in the 6200 block of Raymond Rd.
He stopped quickly to render aid to a driver. She had been behind the wheel of a car that collided with a vehicle that was parked on the street.
The 30-year-old Madison woman was not seriously injured, and when she heard the sound of sirens coming to the scene, she decided to get into the off-duty officer's personal car.
She was attempting to put it in gear, but he prevented her from driving off by reaching in and removing the keys. The woman was cited for several tentative infractions including operating while intoxicated, third offense.