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19-year-old woman accused of being 'super drunk' driving bit a police officer as she was being arrested

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  • Teenager crashed her boyfriend's car that she wasn't legally allowed to drive
  • Police deemed her to be 'super drunk' and arrested her, but she wouldn't go without a fight
  • Catherine Demery bit an officer on the arm
  • She was landed with numerous other charges including possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, assaulting a police office and driving with a suspended license
  • Michigan's drink-drive laws are some of the strictest in the nation

By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 11:18 EST, 31 January 2014 | UPDATED: 12:13 EST, 31 January 2014

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Biter! Catherine Demery, 19, crashed whilse driving 'super drunk' and then bit an officer on the arm while resisting arrest

Biter! Catherine Demery, 19, crashed whilse driving 'super drunk' and then bit an officer on the arm while resisting arrest

A 19-year-old Michigan woman who police say crashed a vehicle in Ypsilanti while driving 'super drunk' bit an officer on the arm while resisting arrest.

Catherine Demery was arraigned earlier this month after being charged with a string of offenses.


Michigan's 'super drunk' driving law has enhanced penalties for anyone caught driving with a blood-alcohol content of .17 percent or higher

Ypsilanti police say it was obvious that Demery was drunk as she ended up losing control of the car.

Charges include: unlawful use of a motor vehicle, operating while intoxicated, operating with a blood alcohol content higher than .17, two counts of resisting or assaulting a police officer, possession of marijuana, malicious destruction of property, driving with a suspended license and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Demery then failed sobriety tests and resisted arrest. 'She bit an officer,' Detective Sgt. Thomas Eberts said to Michigan Live.

WHAT IS BEING 'SUPER DRUNK'?

Michigan's 'Super Drunk' law applies to drivers with no prior OUI convictions within the past seven years who operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of .17% or higher.

Drivers with a prior conviction within seven years face enhanced penalties, even more harsh then those for a typical Super Drunk conviction.

For someone in a traditional drunk driving case with a blood alcohol conent below .17%--you could face a maximum of 93 days in jail. The maximum jail sentence for a Super Drunk case is 180 days—almost double.  The length of a driver’s license suspension is also increased, as are the fines.

A conviction under the new legislation will compromise your driving privileges and jeopardize your present and future employment. You will also have created permanent criminal record for yourself

In big trouble: Catherine Demery was arraigned earlier this month after being charged with a string of offenses
Charged: They include unlawful use of a motor vehicle, operating while intoxicated, operating with a blood alcohol content higher than .17, two counts of resisting or assaulting a police officer, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license

Charged: They include unlawful use of a motor vehicle, operating while intoxicated, operating with a blood alcohol content higher than .17, two counts of resisting or assaulting a police officer, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license

The officer was bitten on the arm and did not require any medical attention.

It turned out the vehicle belonged to Demery's boyfriend, and she did not have permission to drive it.

The incident happened last September but she wasn't arrested until results from blood tests came back when it was found she was well over the drink-drive limit.

Demery is now on a $5,000 bond with an additional court date set for next month.

Boozer:The teenager makes no secret of the fact she's an alcohol lover

Boozer:The teenager makes no secret of the fact she's an alcohol lover

The teenager, who works at the a pet store in Royal Oak, Michigan, makes no secret of the fact she's an alcohol lover. In a Twitter account in her name @crazii_cathii is regularly seen tweeting about her favorite tipple. 'There's a full half gal of captain morgans somewhere in my house..' she wrote on one entry.

In another online outburst she broadcasts how she is looking forward to getting wasted. 'THE TETHER COMES OFF TODAY... #LET'SGETWASTED' she states..

Lost control: Demery (left) failed sobriety tests and resisted arrest and ended up biting a police officer. Here she is with her friend Danielle G (on right)

Lost control: Demery (left) failed sobriety tests and resisted arrest and ended up biting a police officer. Here she is with her friend Danielle G (on right)

Penalties: Michigan's "super drunk" driving law has enhanced penalties for anyone caught driving with a blood-alcohol content of .17 percent or higher. Demery was also driving her boyfriends car at the time of the crash, which she was not entitled to drive

Penalties: Michigan's "super drunk" driving law has enhanced penalties for anyone caught driving with a blood-alcohol content of .17 percent or higher. Demery was also driving her boyfriends car at the time of the crash, which she was not entitled to drive

Hanging over her: The incident happened last September but she wasn't arrested until results from blood tests came back when it was found she was well over the drink-drive limit

Hanging over her: The incident happened last September but she wasn't arrested until results from blood tests came back when it was found she was well over the drink-drive limit

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