ESCANABA - A Gladstone man accused of reckless driving after he struck and injured a rollerblader in Escanaba this summer entered pleas in the case this week. He will be sentenced in January.
Travis Anthony Reed, 24, appeared in Delta County Circuit Court Monday. He pleaded no contest to attempted assault with a dangerous weapon, also known as attempted felonious assault, and pleaded no contest to a moving violation causing serious impairment of a body function.
Reed was originally charged with a five-year felony of reckless driving causing injury in the Aug. 6 accident on the 200 block of Ludington Street. He was driving west when he struck a teen rollerblading east on the north side of the road just after 11 p.m., according to Escanaba Public Safety. Reed did not leave the scene of the accident.
During a preliminary examination in district court in October, the victim testified she recalled a car coming towards her while she was rollerblading in the parking spaces on the roadside but couldn't remember anything else until she woke up in the hospital in Marquette.
The victim also testified she is undergoing physical therapy on her knee and is being treated for headaches and memory loss.
Reed is scheduled to be sentenced in circuit court on Jan. 28. Attempted felonious assault carries a maximum punishment of two years in prison and a $1,000 fine. The moving violation is a 93-day misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500.