Kline Legal Group P.L.C.

Wrong-Way Drunk Driver Kills Motorist in Kalamazoo on U.S. 131

Toxicology tests confirmed that drunk driver Jeremy Smeltzer who drove the wrong way in the southbound lane of U.S. 131 near Kalamazoo on April 15, 2014 and killed a driver driving the correct direction on the express-way had an blood alcohol content that was more than 2 1/2 times the legal limit for driving of 0.08 (it measured 0.214 percent). The Michigan State Police laboratory test was released Friday, May 16th, 2014 to the Kalamazoo Gazette after they filed a request under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act. The Michigan State Police also released the trooper's car video that captured an image of the drunk driver speeding past the trooper's squad car seconds before causing the deadly crash. This video is very disturbing because it vividly captures the senseless moment before two people were violently killed due to the utter stupidity of a drunk driver. The video also reminds us of the extremely dangerous situation that our Michigan State Troopers must face in the moments after such a fiery crash. 

Go to this link to see the Michigan State Police dash-cam video of this crash. Hopefully, the release of this disturbing dash-cam video will further discourage drunk driving by forcefully bring the reality of the potential tragic results to the fore-front of people's minds. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Kline Legal Group P.L.C.

Kline Legal Group P.L.C.
483 Little Lake Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phone: 734-249-6100
Fax: 734-302-7222
Map & Directions

Contact Our Office

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy