LAPEER, MI – During the early morning hours of Sunday April 16th, 2017, at around 2:00 a.m., there were at least four reported incidents in Lapeer County in which either rocks or bricks were thrown at motor vehicles traveling upon the roadways.
In each case, the object thrown originated from a motor vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
Hadley Township- Lapeer County
1. Baldwin Road near Sutton in Metamora
2. Pratt west of Baldwin Road in Metamora
3. Pratt and Hadley Road in Metamora
A suspect vehicle was described as a black passenger vehicle (either Honda Civic or Chevrolet Lumina). In these cases, there was considerable amount of damage to vehicles including the windshields shattered. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.
Oregon Township- Lapeer County
1. Hayes and Oregon Road in Lapeer.
A suspect vehicle was described as a white Chevrolet Lumina (1990’s model). Once again, the vehicle struck had considerable amount of damage but fortunately there were no injuries reported.
This malicious and reckless act is not only causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage but placing motorist in extreme danger. The potential danger to motorist is very concerning to Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna
Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 750.3942 prohibits throwing objects at a motor vehicle and has the following penalties associated.
-Damage to property- 1 year misdemeanor -Injury Associated-4 year felony -Serious impairment associated- 10 year felony -Death associated- 15 year felony
Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies will be assigned directive patrol in these areas in both marked and unmarked units in attempts to locate, identify, and arrest the responsible parties before injury or death occurs. Until then, motorist are urged to use caution when traveling during the early morning hours.
If anyone has any information, please contact the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office at 810-664-1801 or Lapeer County Sheriff’s Tip line at 810-245-1374.