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Accident case moves to circuit court

December 22, 2012
By Jenny Lancour - staff writer ( , Daily Press

ESCANABA - An Escanaba man involved in a personal injury accident on North Lincoln Road earlier this month was recently bound over to the higher court on a felony charge.

Joshua James Johnson, 31, was arrested following a two-vehicle accident near Bay College on Dec. 3. Two people were injured when Johnson's car crashed into another vehicle.

He is charged with operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended, revoked or denied, causing serious injury. The felony carries a maximum sentencing of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Following a preliminary examination in Delta County District Court on Thursday, Johnson was bound over to circuit court where he may make a plea or go to trial.

Johnson was driving north on North Lincoln Road when his PT Cruiser left the road, drove into the center median, went airborne, and collided into the driver's side of a Jeep at a highway cut-across shortly after 1 p.m., according to Escanaba Public Safety.

The driver of the Jeep, Marc Allen Sundquist, 54, of Perronville, and a passenger, Karleigh Sundquist, 18, were transported by ambulance to OSF St. Francis Hospital where they were treated for injuries and later released.

Johnson is being charged with causing serious injury to Marc Sundquist, according to court records. Johnson is also charged with operating a motor vehicle without insurance, a one-year misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $500.

He remains lodged in Delta County Jail in lieu of a $7,500 cash bond.



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