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Farmington Hills Teen Faces Charges After One-Car Accident

The following information was provided by Farmington Hills Police. Arrests and charges do not indicate a conviction.

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A 19-year-old Farmington Hills resident may face charges after a single-car accident Sunday that left one passenger with a concussion.

According to Farmington Hills Police, officers called to an address on Wellington at 7:19 a.m. found a vehicle resting on its side with heavy front damage, a broken rear window and the rear bumper laying about 40 feet away. Police determined the vehicle was headed northwest on Wellington when it left the road, rolled through a ditch and went airborne for about 25 feet before landing. 

The vehicle's owner, who reported the accident, told police his son was driving when the crash occurred at 3:30 a.m. The man told police his wife took his son and two passengers to Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

According to police, one of the passengers suffered bruises and a concussion; the driver and a second passenger were not injured. While speaking with the driver, an officer noticed an odor of intoxicants; a preliminary breath test showed the driver's blood alcohol content was .09, which is over the .08 legal limit. 

In addition, Michigan law prohibits anyone under age 21 from consuming any alcohol. 

The driver was released to his parents, pending the results of a blood test, police said. 

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