Off-duty Detroit police officer pleads guilty to attempt felonious assault in serious crash

Lolita Carter is 15-year veteran of DPD


DETROIT – An off-duty Detroit police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempt felonious assault in connection with a July crash that left two people seriously injured.

Lolita Carter, a 15-year sergeant for the department, pleaded guilty to one charge of attempt felonious assault.

Carter was previously charged with reckless driving causing serious impairment of bodily function, but that charge was dismissed.

Officials said Carter was involved in a crash on July 3 at the corner of Plymouth Road and St. Mary's Street on Detroit's west side. Police said the crash left the driver of the other vehicle and Carter's passenger seriously injured.

Witnesses said they heard a loud crash which could be heard halfway up the block and said the crash had such a hard impact, the engine of one of the cars landed in the middle of the street.

Cater was suspended from the department days after the crash.

There were no signs that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Carter is scheduled to be sentenced on March 16.

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