Man pleads guilty to 'super drunk' driving, weapons charge after hit-and-run crash
Courtesy of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office
Derek Pike was charged under Michigan's new 'super drunk' law, which metes out harsher punishments to those caught operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content higher than .17 percent. Pike registered .26 and .24 at the scene of the arrest.
At a final pretrial hearing in the Washtenaw County Trial Court Tuesday, Pike pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle with the high blood alcohol content, as well as carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and failing to stop at a property-damage accident.
A count of operating while intoxicated and a count of possessing a firearm while intoxicated will be dropped when Pike is sentenced July 24.
At 2:05 a.m. on March 4, Pike rear-ended a woman's car as he was driving near the intersection of Washington Street and Ferris Street in Ypsilanti. Pike drove away, but police said he only made it a block before they pulled him over.
A .22-caliber semi-automatic handgun was in in the car's glove box ,and he did not have a permit for it, police said.