KALAMAZOO, MI — An 18-year-old Augusta man will stand trial for a crash that killed his friend.
Jacob Lyons was scheduled for a preliminary examination Wednesday on evidence against him in Kalamazoo County District Court.
Lyons waived the exam and instead will stand trial in Kalamazoo County Circuit Court.
Lyons is accused of driving under the influence of marijuana, causing a crash that killed Conner Blinn, 17, of Kalamazoo.
Police say Lyons’ vehicle left the road and struck several trees in the 9800 Block of North 32nd Street shortly before 2:30 a.m. Aug. 1.
Lyons faces charges of operating under the influence causing death and reckless driving causing death, both felonies.
Early Monday morning police found a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Hayway Road and Carriage Shop Rd for an extended period. Upon further investigation, the officer found the male operator passed out and slumped over the passenger seat. Field Sobriety Tests were administered after the officer woke up the operator. The tests indicated that the operator was impaired by narcotics and he was placed under arrest. The Falmouth Police log transcript identifies the suspect as Mitchell J. DeVincent, 25, of Hanover, MA. He was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, operating negligently to endanger, possession of a Class A substance, and possession of a Class B substance. Bail was set at $1040.00.
Source: Man found passed out behind wheel charged with OUI drugs in Falmouth
“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed.
Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and
all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be
out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, “It
is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be
selfish and worry about my liver.” – Jack Handy
“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning,
that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” – Frank Sinatra
“An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk in order to spend time
with his friends.” – Ernest Hemingway
“When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.” – Henry
“24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.” –
“When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we
fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
Sooooo, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven!” – Brian O’Rourke
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin
“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is
beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the
wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.” – Dave Barry
BEER: HELPING UGLY PEOPLE HAVE SEX SINCE 3000 B.C.!!! – “Genesis”
Remember “I” before “E”, except in Budweiser.
To some it’s a six-pack, to me it’s a Support Group.
And, saving the best for last, as explained by Cliff Clavin, of Cheers.
One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to
his buddy Norm. Here’s how it went: “Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this…
A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when
the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are
killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole,
because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by
the regular killing of the weakest members.
“In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the
slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain
cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.
In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells,
making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you
always feel smarter after a few beers.”
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/c \__/ –.
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DO RE MI DRINK, by Homer J. Simpson.
*ahem* La la la la…. *ahem* LAAAAAAA!!
DO…… the stuff… that buys me beer…
RAY….. the guy that sells me beer…
ME…… the guy… who drinks the beer,
FAR….. a long way to get beer…
SO…… I’ll have another beer…
LA…… I’ll have another beer…
TEA….. no thanks, I’m drinking beer…
That will bring us back to…
(Looks into an empty glass)
Gulfport police arrested Brett James Ducote, 36, Friday after a 5:30 a.m. police stop on a traffic violation, Sgt. Joshua Bromen said. Ducote was pulled over at 15th Street and 22nd Avenue and had signs of operating his vehicle impaired, he said.
Further investigation showed his DUI convictions. Police then obtained an arrest warrant on a felony charge.
One of his prior DUIs was from an arrest Dec. 1, 2015, also in Gulfport, the Harrison County jail docket shows. He served three days in jail.
The penalty for felony DUI is two to 10 years in prison.
Until October, a third DUI was a felony if the two DUI convictions occurred within five years. However, a law change effective October 1 makes a fourth DUI charge a felony regardless of the time frame.
Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set Ducote’s bond at $40,000.
He was being held at the Harrison County jail.
Can discovery “video cam” be presented after discovery was completed and trial started. Video cam was presented to proscuting attorerny.
It is up to the judge. I have had success in the past keeping out late discovery.
I received a permanent revocation in NYS for previous dwi convictions. I upheld my end of the sentence and now NY has new regulations in place that won’t approve me for relicenceing. I have heard Colorado will issue me a license if I relocate. Is this true?
Yes, there is a path to a Colorado license.