A prominent Michigan man pleaded not guilty to drunk driving in Cascade District Court Tuesday after being arrested Sunday night by East Grand Rapids, MI police on suspicion of OWI (operating while intoxicated).
Randolph Flechsig, the president of Davenport University, released a statement claiming that he was not intoxicated, but was having a diabetic reaction at the time, which caused him to drive and act erratically. His statement suggested that blood test results taken will substantiate the claim that he was not under the influence of alcohol at the time.
Under Michigan’s OWI laws, Flechsig could face 93 days in jail and a $500 fine for a first offense OWI charge if he is found guilty.
He also refused a prelimary breath test at the scene of the stop, which is subject to a $100 fine. Most OWI defense experts recommend refusing the portable breath test (PBT) because the results are not scientifically accurate, and the penalty for refusing is minimal.
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