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Ionia prosecutor hoping to appeal Saranac speeding case to the Supreme Court

The Ionia County prosecutor is hoping to appeal a Saranac speeding case to the U.S. Supreme Court after the conviction was overturned by the Michigan Court of Appeals.

Anthony Michael Owen of Saranac was stopped by an Ionia County Sheriff’s deputy in September 2015 for allegedly speeding on Parsonage Road in Saranac while driving at 43 mph, which, according to court documents, the deputy believed to be a 25 mph zone. The deputy required Owen to perform a series of field sobriety tests and gave him a preliminary breath test, which Owen allegedly failed, and the deputy placed him under arrest.