2018-02-08 / News

Garden woman faces felonies in relation to Gladstone accident

GLADSTONE – Charges have been issued against a Garden woman in connection to a December traffic accident.

According to a press release from the Delta County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Delta County law enforcement was dispatched to the scene of a traffic accident Dec. 19 at approximately 10:09 p.m. The accident occurred on U.S. Highway 2/41 and Highway M-35 near Michigan Avenue in Gladstone.

Investigation revealed the crash involved a pickup truck driven by Audrey Hutchinson of Garden. The second vehicle involved was a fourdoor car driven by Hannah Delaire of Gladstone.

Both drivers were injured as a result of the crash. Gladstone Public Safety has been responsible for the ongoing investigation with the assistance of Michigan State Police and the Delta County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

After obtaining medical records and other investigative materials, Hutchinson has been charged with two felonies: operating with a high body alcohol content causing a serious injury with a prior conviction (a 10-year felony); and reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function (a five-year felony).

Hutchinson was arrested Feb. 1 by Gladstone Public Safety. Initial pretrial hearings will be held in Delta County District Court.

The victim, Hannah Delaire, continues to receive medical treatment in Green Bay for her serious injuries.

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