Two Teens Injured in DUI Accident
Sean Huddleston, a resident of Cheboygan, has been charged with driving while under the influence of both drugs and alcohol, and causing an accident. But what makes this case different from the standard DUI accident is that Huddleston’s collision is said to have harmed a pair of teenagers who were in the vehicle with him at the time.
According to deputies from the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, the DUI accident took place in Forest Township. Huddleston was apparently driving at high speed while the teenagers were sitting, unrestrained, on the frames of the opened windows on either side of his car. One on the passenger side of the vehicle, and one on the driver’s side.
Huddleston apparently took a curve at high speed on Kisser road, and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled several times and the two teenagers were ejected from their seats on the window frames. Amazingly, while they were both badly hurt and had to be transported to a nearby hospital, neither of them died as a result of the accident.
According to Daryl Vizina, the Cheboygan County prosecuting attorney, the drug involved in this accident was marijuana. He has pointed out in his discussions about this case that alcohol, marijuana and young people are a mixture that regularly results in serious problems.
The teens, a 14 and 15-year-old, were both severely injured. Police are astounded that neither teen lost their life in the accident. In an interview with the media, Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont called it “incredible!”
Huddleston is now facing very serious charges as a result. He has been charged with two counts of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury. Under Michigan law, this is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison. Should he be convicted on both counts and the judge chooses to sentence him to two consecutive prison sentences, it could mean a decade behind bars for this young man.