Pretrial Tuesday for man accused of causing crash that hurt Oakland County executive
Man faces misdemeanor charges for crash which seriously injured Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson
The man accused of causing the car crash which seriously injured Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will appear in court on Tuesday for his pretrial hearing.
Police say 31-year-old Anthony Prainito, of Royal Oak, cut off a car in which Patterson was a passenger in early August at Walton and Opdyke roads in Auburn Hills. Patterson, his driver Jame Cram and Prainito's passengers all were injured in the two-car collision.
Prainito's hearing is for three misdemeanor charges.
Patterson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, for which he was cited. He released a statement about the fine this past week.
"Not wearing a seatbelt was a mistake," Patterson said. "I accept my responsibility and paid the $65 fine this afternoon."