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July 2015 Archives

Man charged for DWI after fatal limo crash

Many Michigan residents likely saw the news reports about a 55-year-old man who was charged with DWI after his pickup truck broadsided a limousine that was carrying eight women on July 18. Four of the women were killed, and the other four women were injured. Prior to the crash, the limousine occupants had been on a tour of eastern Long Island's wine country.

Nonviolent drug offenders receive commutations

Michigan residents who stand accused or convicted of nonviolent crimes may be interested to learn that in July, President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 individuals. The men and women, who had mostly been convicted of nonviolent crimes related to drug offenses, now number among the 90 or so people released by the president during his two terms in office.

Retail incident leads to drug charges against Michigan couple

A 25-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were detained on July 9 at a retail store in Union Township as employees suspected their theft of various items. Loss prevention staff members held the couple while waiting for police to arrive, at which time the man reportedly attempted to flee the scene. However, he was quickly apprehended. After reportedly securing permission to search the couple's vehicle, officials reported finding methamphetamine. Additionally, they indicated that there were ingredients in the vehicle that are used in the production of the drug.

Michigan brass knuckle laws

Often used in World War I and World War II, brass knuckles were attached to the end of a sword to be used for both offensive and defensive purposes. In many states, brass knuckles are considered to be a dangerous weapon, and carrying them is illegal. However, some people have tried to circumvent the law by wearing them as necklaces. The effectiveness of such a tactic depends on specific state laws.

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