Escanaba man sentenced to 2-5 years prison for drunk driving

Unless the defendant had more than two prior convictions for drunk driving or a horrible felony record, 2 to 5 years for a felony drunk driving charge is excessive. The Michigan Sentencing Guidelines would not impose a prison sentence for a typical OWI 3rd. (See Prison for a Michigan OWI 3rd Offense?) Unfortunately, this is the problem we are seeing across the state following People v Lockridge, 498 Mich 358 (2015), which was never intended to increase prison sentences. 



ESCANABA — An Escanaba man was sentenced this week to two to five years in prison for his third drunk driving conviction. The judgment was handed down in Delta County Circuit Court.

Jimi John Micheau, 42, of 400 S. 12th St., Escanaba, was arrested on Oct. 20, 2017 in Escanaba on the following charges: operating a motor vehicle with a high Blood Alcohol Content (BAC), third offense, a five-year felony; possession of the analogue Hydrocodone, a two-year felony; and driving on a suspended license, second or subsequent offense, a one-year misdemeanor.