Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Stanton woman charged with drunkenly driving into police vehicle

Autumn Lees

STANTON — A Stanton woman is charged with drunkenly driving into the vehicle of two Michigan State Police Lakeview Post troopers, injuring both officers during the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day.

Autumn Lees, 27, is charged with operating while intoxicated causing serious injury. She was arraigned on Friday in Montcalm County District Court. She remains in the Montcalm County Jail on a $75,000 cash or surety bond.

At 2 a.m. Thanksgiving Day morning, two troopers from the Michigan State Police Lakeview Post were assisting the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department on a traffic stop on S. Sheridan Road (M-66) near E. Colby Road south of Stanton when their patrol vehicle was struck from behind.

The patrol vehicle spun around, hitting both troopers and momentarily pinning one trooper between his vehicle and the sheriff deputy’s patrol vehicle. The pinned trooper was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening leg injuries and was been treated and released. The second trooper suffered back pain, but remained on scene.

Lees was not injured and was arrested and lodged at the Montcalm County Jail by the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department. She is currently scheduled for a probable cause hearing on Dec. 7 and a preliminary examination on Dec. 14.

Troopers were assisted at the scene of the collision by the Sheriff’s Department, the MSP Sixth District Accident Reconstructionist Unit and Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services.

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