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Police: Man in Crash that Killed Saline Teen was 'Super Drunk'


A 35-year-old Adrian man is charged under Michigan's "super drunk" driving law after police say he was intoxicated at the time of a car crash that killed a 19-year-old Saline man, according to the Ann Arbor News.

Matthew Stoy faces a felony count of operating with a blood-alcohol content of 0.18 or higher with a prior conviction. Bond was set at $50,000 when he appeared for arraignment July 4.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office said Stoy's blood-alcohol level at the time of the incident was recorded at 0.33, more than four times the legal limit for driving.

Stoy was driving southbound on Moon Road on July 2, when he ran a stop sign at Bemis and struck 19-year-old Jacob Rauguth's vehicle, police said. Rauguth was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two passengers, 20-year-old Ethan Sudyam and 19-year-old Molly O'Sullivan, survived the crash and were transported to U-M Hospital. The sheriff's office reported them in stable condition.

With a felony charge, Stoy could face up to 20 years in prison.

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