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Old June 20th, 2016, 12:27 PM   #21
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Old June 23rd, 2016, 11:18 PM   #22
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Police: Driver on drugs when he killed Michigan bicyclists

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Police: Driver on drugs when he killed Michigan bicyclists

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of plowing his pickup truck into a group of Michigan bicyclists, killing five, was under the influence of drugs, a prosecutor said Wednesday as he added new charges.

Charles Pickett Jr. was already facing second-degree murder charges in the June 7 crash. The additional charges, driving while intoxicated causing death, are significant because they give a glimpse of what may have led to the tragedy on a two-lane rural road in Kalamazoo County.

Pickett, 50, heard the charges during what was supposed to be a routine hearing about schedules in the case. A not-guilty plea was entered.
Separately, a judge granted a request by defense lawyer Alan Koenig for a mental-health exam. The exam will determine whether Pickett understands the charges and can assist his attorney. It likely will put the case on hold for two months.
Outside court, county prosecutor Jeff Getting declined to describe the drugs that were discovered during toxicology tests by state police, only that they were "controlled substances."


The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash. Besides the five deaths, four bicyclists were injured.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 02:52 AM   #23
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How can you enter a non-guilty plea? Is he going to say the drugs make him do it? Give me a break.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 05:15 PM   #24
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How can you enter a non-guilty plea? Is he going to say the drugs make him do it? Give me a break.
Could be prescription drugs.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 05:47 PM   #25
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I would think no contest would have been a more accurate plea.
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Old June 24th, 2016, 06:09 PM   #26
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A Rob Bironas incident?
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Old July 1st, 2016, 07:26 AM   #27
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A friend of ours, Mike Greer, was one of the bicyclists hit by this out of control car in Detroit. We met him with the cycling part of the singles group at Ward Church where we met. My wife and I nicknamed him Mike Bike because he always brought along a bunch of tools and extra parts so he could fix bikes on the fly when someone had an issue.

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Old July 1st, 2016, 07:50 AM   #28
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That sucks.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 09:27 AM   #29
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Wow, hope the one guy pulls through and your friend makes a full recovery.
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Old July 1st, 2016, 02:19 PM   #30
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Very sorry to read this news, UK. Sincerely hope your buddy, Mike makes a full recovery and the other guys head injuries don't turn out to be fatal. Prayers out to them both.
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Old July 3rd, 2016, 08:55 AM   #31
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We just found out that Mike needed head surgery as well and came through it okay and is responsive.
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Old July 3rd, 2016, 12:13 PM   #32
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A drunk driver hit a major gas main near Greenfield and Allen, which is not too far from where I am. The ensuing fireball was pretty impressive. This video is shot from Allen Road looking northeast toward Greenfield.

https://www.facebook.com/jim.jacek/v...8922365049452/
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Old July 3rd, 2016, 05:03 PM   #33
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That must have been startling, at the least. I am amazed that the driver survived.
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Old July 3rd, 2016, 07:06 PM   #34
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I agree with Bim about the driver.

Was anyone else hurt?
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Old July 4th, 2016, 05:24 PM   #35
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That's a huge fire.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 07:46 PM   #36
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The driver's friend was following him and pulled him to safety before it blew.
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Lucky his friend was there. Unlucky his friend let him get behind the wheel in the first place.
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Old July 5th, 2016, 12:38 AM   #38
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Very similar to when my cousin, Scott lit a fart at the Waverley Inn in 1989.
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Very similar to when my cousin, Scott lit a fart at the Waverley Inn in 1989.
Did they rebuild?
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Old July 5th, 2016, 07:11 AM   #40
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Check out this view of the explosion...yikes!!

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