Suspect in hit-and-run crash appears in court

Hit-and-run suspect Steven Patrick Guzina made an appearance in court for a preliminary hearing of the crash that took the life of Myron Jarrett, a veteran Detroit police officer.

The accident took place last October 28 near Monica Street and Puritan Avenue. According to reports, Jarrett was assisting an investigation when an unknown van struck him and two other officers. Jarret sustained multiple injuries and was immediately rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The two other officers were fortunately not injured. Guzina, the driver of the van, left his stalled vehicle at the crash scene and escaped the scene by foot. He was later arrested at a bus stop near Grand River Avenue and Schaefer Highway.

The 54-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, driving under the influence causing death, driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury, hit and run, and reckless driving causing death and/or serious injuries.

We at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys are deeply saddened by this tragic news. We send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Myron Jarrett.

Man arrested after fatal hit-and-run

A 36-year-old man from Detroit was arrested for drunk-driving and fleeing the scene of the accident after hitting a woman while she was crossing 7 Mile Road near Runyon at around 5:50 p.m. on Sunday, November 8. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol causing death and and failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in death, according to reports.

The authorities said that George McCree did not stop to render assistance to the 48-year-old female victim after he struck her with his vehicle. McCree was arrested after further investigation. He is currently being held on a $25,000 bond with a probable cause hearing set for November 17 and a preliminary exam on November 24.

The attorneys at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys find this type of behavior absolutely unacceptable. If an intoxicated driver has caused you injury or harm, call us today at (248) 948-9696 to find out how we can help you make things right.

Man arrested for DWI and child endangerment

A man was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and child endangerment after a single-vehicle accident on W. Drew Road in Sherman Township occurred on Wednesday, September 25.

The accident happened around 5:10 p.m., according to the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department. Ryan Byberg of Weidman drove his 1999 Ford pickup truck into a ditch and suffered minor injuries. His passenger, 6-year old Aubrey Wilson, was airlifted to Spectrum Health Services in Grand Rapids and found to have head and minor injuries.

Both Byberg and Wilson wore car restraints. Wilson, however, was not in a “belt-positioning booster seat.”

Byberg refused to be treated and is being held in the Isabella County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

The cause crash remains under investigation.

If you have a loved one who was harmed by a drunk driver in Detroit, speak with the legal team at Ravid & Associates, P.C. When you call (866)-644-6587, our lawyers can help you explore your legal options and possibly pursue compensation.