Christopher James Albright
A Macomb County man was arraigned today after police say he ran a red light in Clinton Township while driving intoxicated and stuck another vehicle, injuring the pregnant driver and causing the death of her fetus.
Christopher James Albright, 21, of Chesterfield Township was ordered held on a $100,000 cash bond, authorities said. His bond can become a personal bond if he obtains a tether prior to his release, according to court records.
Albright is charged with operating under the influence of liquor-causing miscarriage/stillborn, a 15-year felony, and operating under the influence causing serious injury, a 5-year felony. He also is charged with the misdemeanor offenses of operating while intoxicated-impaired-presence of controlled substance, second offense, and driving while his license is suspended, authorities said.
A not guilty plea was entered and he requested a court-appointed attorney, according to 41B District Court in Clinton Township. His preliminary exam is July 7.Clinton Township Police Lt. Anthony Greene said the woman, Paj Yang, 24, of Roseville is in stable condition today. She was in her third trimester.
The accident occurred at 16 Mile and Utica about 6:37 p.m. Friday. Yang was driving a Nissan Cube southbound on Utica, with a green light at the intersection, when her vehicle was hit by Albright’s Ford Focus, which ran a red light on westbound 16 Mile, Greene said.
Albright was taken into custody after he was treated at a local hospital. His passenger, Douglas Rettke, 25, of Sterling Heights, also was treated and released, Greene said.
Greene said that all three people were wearing seat belts.
Greene said Albright has a prior conviction of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated last year.
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