Woman with 24 license suspensions on record gets charged with DUI
5:52 PM, Apr 2, 2013
11:02 PM, Apr 2, 2013
TROY (WXYZ) - A Rochester Hills woman was arraigned Monday afternoon on charges alleging she crashed into a car while she was high on a substance in Troy.
Ann Marie Cummings, 44, is now charged with Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense and Driving While License Suspended Or Revoked.
According to police, the incident happened Easter Sunday around noon, when Cummins rear-ended another car on Rochester Road near I-75.
Police told 7 Action News Cummins tried to leave the scene but did not get far. The victim pointed her out to police a short distance away.
"The officer pulled her over and subsequent to pulling the fault driver over, he found her status to being suspended multiple times," said Lt. Andy Breidenich. "She even made a statement that she knew she shouldn't have been driving that's why she drove away."
According to the arresting officer, it was clear Cummins was high on some substance.
"It appears maybe she was under some kind of drug related stupor," said Lt. Breidenich.
7 Action News checked Cummins' driving record and discovered she has more than 20 offenses, but was still on the road.
Some of her past offenses include Operating With Any Presence Of Drugs in 2007 in Westland, Operating While Impaired in 2007 in Dearborn, and Fleeing The Scene Of A Crash the same year in Westland.
Her record states Cummins has 24 license suspensions.
"It appears she has very little regard for the law itself… continues to drive on a suspended license multiple violations," said Lt. Breidenich.
Cummins is in the Oakland County Jail on $2000 bond or cash surety.