Howell teen charged with drunk driving in crash that seriously injured four others

Posted at 5:17 PM, Oct 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-12 17:18:52-04

A Howell teen is facing criminal charges after police say he drove drunk with a suspended license and crashed into a Waterford home that had a family inside.

Even worse - he had young passengers with him who suffered serious injuries.

At times 18-year-old Jordan Watson could be seen crying when the charges were being read to him.

Police say at the time of the crash he had four other teens with him, including a 13-year-old and a 14-year-old and they are still at the hospital with serious injuries.

Watson was in a jailhouse jumpsuit this afternoon, when he was arraigned on multiple charges of driving while under the influence and with a suspended license.

Police say Watson was going about a hundred miles per hour in a red SUV on Sunday with that suspended license, drunk, with four other teens inside - the youngest just 13-years-old.

He would lose control and crash into this home on Edgefield near Elizabeth in Waterford around 2:45 in the morning.

Parts of the home are now boarded up and tire marks still remain.

The other teens in the car suffered serious injuries, one is still in a coma. The others have punctured lungs and fractures throughout their bodies.

In the courtroom today, Watson could be seen wiping tears from his eyes.

The judge gave Watson a $50,000 bond, no 10-percent.

If he posts bond he'll have lots of restrictions and will have to wear a tether.

He is due back in court October 25th for a probable cause conference.