Warren DUI Fatal Crash: Bonded Man Sentenced

In Mount Clemens, Michigan, a 37-year-old Lincoln Park resident has been sentenced to a minimum of 30 years in prison for causing a deadly accident due to drunk driving, resulting in the death of a man from Warren. The man, Demetrius Benson, was reportedly intoxicated and had run a red light while being out on bond, causing the fatal crash in Macomb County.

The accident happened on January 21, 2023. Authorities reported that Benson was driving on 8 Mile Road in a westerly direction when he ran a red light, colliding with the driver’s side of a vehicle heading south on Groesbeck Highway. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

After the collision, Benson allegedly fled the scene and attempted to carjack another vehicle, but ended up being dragged and run over by the car instead. At the time of this incident, Benson was out on bond for a previous drunk driving offense.

On Wednesday, January 10, Benson received a sentence of 30 to 88 years in prison. His charges included operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death, driving with a suspended license causing death, attempted carjacking, possession of a controlled substance, and third offense of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. This news is provided and copyrighted by WDIV ClickOnDetroit, all rights reserved.

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