CMU student behind hit-and-run will face trial again


Samantha Teague, a Central Michigan University student who faced trial last fall for striking and injuring a pedestrian while driving drunk, will stand before a court again after the dismissal of the original case was overturned.

Teague was arrested for the accident on Welcome Weekend, after blowing a .087 blood alcohol level on the second of two breath tests, over Michigan's legal limit of .08. However, Teague had passed all of the field sobriety tests beforehand. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 28.

Though she passed all field sobriety tests, Teague was arrested last August during Welcome Weekend after blowing a .087 blood alcohol level on the second of two Breathalyzer tests. The Michigan limit is .08.

Originally facing trial in December, Teague's case was dismissed after Chief Judge Paul H. Chamberlain ruled that the responding officer, Jonathon Straus, didn't have enough reason to administer a Breathalyzer test, as Teague had admitted to drinking. 

Judge Stephan Carras reversed Chamberlain's ruling after hearing an appeal from Prosecutor Risa Scully, reinstating the charges against Teague. Carras said that Chamberlain's opposition to the breath tests was "clearly erroneous."