A person can be convicted of this offense if they drive a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other intoxicating substances.
Examples of a serious bodily injury include loss of, or loss of the use of, a limb, hand, foot, ear, eye, or other organs.
Substantial impairment of a bodily function, like walking, being in a coma for more than three days, or suffering a skull fracture or other serious bone fracture are other examples that have been designated by the Michigan Legislature.
This list is not exclusive. Ultimately, a jury can decide what a serious injury is.
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