Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 30, 2012

Pregnant woman faces host of charges


CADILLAC — A Buckley woman who is seven months pregnant faces multiple charges after police said she was driving with a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit.

Lindsey Ann Morgan, 31, is charged in Wexford County with third-offense drunken driving, fleeing and eluding police and driving with a suspended license. She remained in the Wexford County Jail Thursday afternoon.

Wexford deputies attempted to stop Morgan near a Buckley industrial park Wednesday at about 10 p.m. She drove into a wooded area and eventually crashed into trees.

"The fortunate thing is the road she took was a very narrow, two-track-type road, and she got stuck in the trees," Wexford Sheriff Gary A. Finstrom said. "If she had gotten out on the highway, who knows what would have happened."

Morgan, who has a "very extensive" driving record, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18, Finstrom said. Michigan's legal limit is 0.08. Her 2-year old daughter was in the vehicle in a car seat, and that child is now with family friends, Finstrom said.

Morgan's drinking could have harmed her daughter or unborn child, Finstrom said.

"It's just bad, bad choices," he said.