A truck driver is facing two felonies and a $100,000 bond after smashing into a parked police cruiser and injuring an officer.
The accident happened on Friday, April 8th. The driver was arraigned on Monday, April 11th in Paw Paw, Michigan.
According to Wood 8 TV News, the 24-year-old driver, Easton Norby, was driving on Interstate 94 near Lawrence when he struck the back of a police cruiser stopped for a previous wreck. The collision trapped the officer inside of the vehicle and he had to be extricated by first responders. He sustained cuts, bruises, and a concussion. It is not yet clear when the officer will return to work.
“(The trooper) is recovering from a mentally and physically traumatic event,” Lt. DuWayne Robinson said.
Norby sustained minor injuries in the crash, but has fully recovered. He is facing charges of reckless driving causing serious impairment of a bodily function and failure to yield to an emergency responder causing injury – both felonies – and is currently being held on $100,000 bond.
He is expected to return to court for a conference on April 27th, and for a preliminary hearing on May 3rd.