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Police: New Baltimore Driver Who Fled Fatal Crash Was Intoxicated

The 40-year-old suspect was arraigned Tuesday on multiple charges, including a third-offense drunken driving.

A New Baltimore man accused of was driving under the influence on a suspended license, police said Wednesday.

James Gill, 40, was charged Tuesday in 72nd District Court in Marine City with operating while intoxicated causing death, driving while license suspended causing death, leaving the scene of a serious injury accident and third-offense operating while intoxicated, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office.

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"The charges stem from a August 12th crash which saw Gill cross the centerline of Dixie Highway in Ira Township and hit head-on a motorcycle driven by Timothy Clore of Algonac," the Sheriff's Office stated in a news release.

Clore, 49 of Algonac, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gill fled the accident scene, eventually ditching his damaged pickup and escaping to his home on Baltimore Street in New Baltimore, police said.

The Sheriff's Office, , and Michigan State Police arrived at the home and arrested him without incident.

Gill is being held at St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center in lieu of a $500,000 cash/surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary exam Aug. 22 before Judge Michael Hulewicz in Marine City.

T August 23, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Ask his lawyer who gothim off. Bruce Beaton in marine city I believe and yes it was his fifth.
sue August 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM
until the lawyers quit their easy money and the laws change, these type of people will continue to maime and kill. My uncle was decapitated along with his friend on a motorcycle 40 years ago and the man walked out laughing,..
sue August 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Offense: Operating Intoxicated/Impaired/Controlled Substance - 3rd Minimum Sentence: MCL#: 257.6256D Maximum Sentence: 2 years 0 months Court File#: 091287-FH Date of Offense: 02/28/2009 County: Macomb Date of Sentence: 05/06/2009 Conviction Type: Plea Discharge Date: 03/01/2011 Discharge Reason: Offender Discharge SUPERVISION CONDITIONS James Gill
poo September 02, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Look ben u fuck be for u open ur mouth get the fuckin facts the man on the bike is my dad I read the police report no alcohol or drugs in his system so shut ur fuckin mouth till we need ur opinion asshole!
Lilly September 05, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Sorry for your terrible lose poo. and Ben must be a drinker to stick up for that pos...Prayers to the family.That guy shoulda been in JAIL long before this..What a shame.

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