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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.

Bill August 15, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Throw the book at this worthless piece of garbage!!
j thomas August 16, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Stone him to death, better yet, let the family of the deceased paint ball him to death!!!!! Oh, and BTW, pot is illegal, not alcohol!!
Bill August 16, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I agree to a degree; but where does the illegality of pot enter the picture?
Lilly August 16, 2012 at 06:07 PM
WHY did he not get JAIL TIME FOR THE 2ND OFFENCE ?! Oh I guess they gave him a chance so he could KILL SOMEONE..and Bill who said anything about pot ? Give it up cause pot don't kill BOOZE DOES ..You must be a drinker.
Bill August 16, 2012 at 07:02 PM
nope - I'm def not a drinker. I was asking J. Thomas ( the second commenter)where pot came into the picture b/c it's unclear to me as it apparently is to you as well.
ben August 17, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Does it occur to anybody that the gentlemen on the motorcycle was drunk as well.
robin August 17, 2012 at 05:00 PM
The man on the motorcycle didn't kill the man in the truck now did he. No one is perfect out there but James Gill made a bad choice and now many suffer for that.
Bill August 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM
was he? if so, it wasn't mentioned.
Lilly August 18, 2012 at 02:56 AM
IDIOT he was hit HEAD ON !!
Lilly August 18, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Sorry Bill ..lol
Cathy Walker August 19, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Thanks Robin and Lilly, No substance abuse Ben..
Sean August 19, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Ben, the gentleman on the motorcycle was on his way home from work, not the bar. The POS that killed him was drunk AGAIN. It indicates he's charged for his third DUI offense when in reality it is his FIFTH. In Michigan the third offense is a felony so any offense after the second is charged as third, when in reality it could be 4,5,6 etc.
Lilly August 20, 2012 at 08:49 PM
How in the hell was he even OUT OF JAIL WITH 6 DRUNK DRIVING OFFENCES ?
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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