Prosecutor: Newly-elected Riverview city councilman drove drunk, crashed car into tree

David Robbins charged, accused of drunk driving, crashing, fleeing scene

A newly-elected Riverview city councilman is facing charges related to a car crash just hours after being elected.

RIVERVIEW, Mich. – A newly-elected Downriver city councilman is facing charges in a car crash that occurred less than 24 hours after he was elected.

Riverview city councilman-elect David Robbins, 34, is being charged in connection with a single-car crash that occurred on Nov. 4. According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Robbins was driving drunk and speeding in the area of Fort Street and Voight Avenue in Riverview when he crashed into a tree in the median at about 1:38 a.m.

Officials say the man fled the scene on foot following the crash.

Robbins is being charged with one count of each of the following: operating while intoxicated, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident. He was arraigned Wednesday, Nov. 17 and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

He is expected to appear in court again on Nov. 24.

Robbins was elected to the Riverview City Council alongside Dean Workman and Rita Gunaga in the city’s General Election on Nov. 2.

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