2017-09-07 / Front Page

Sterling Heights driver crashes into local business

By Cindy Centofanti
Staff Writer • ccentofanti@mihomepaper.com


The 1997 Audi car caused major damage to the Caseville business as pictured above. 
Courtesy photo of the Huron County Sheriff’s Office The 1997 Audi car caused major damage to the Caseville business as pictured above. Courtesy photo of the Huron County Sheriff’s Office HURON COUNTY – An 18-year-old Sterling Heights man has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges stemming from a high-speed police chase on Sept. 1.

Daniel Paul Krause appeared in Huron County District Court Tuesday for arraignment on charges of fleeing and eluding an officer, third degree; false report, a misdemeanor and possession of marijuana.

Krause is scheduled for a probable cause hearing Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. and a preliminary examination Oct 6 at 9 a.m.

He remains free on bond of $7,500/10 percent.

The charges stem from an incident in which a Huron County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol around 8:30 p.m. near the Dunn Road intersection of M-25 in Caseville Township and attempted to stop a northbound vehicle for excessive speed.

The alleged driver, Krause, refused to stop and accelerated to speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, according to Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson.

The chase ended in Caseville, where the driver lost control of his vehicle on a curve near Michigan Avenue and struck a business on Main Street, causing major damage to the building and the vehicle.

The driver and a 16-year-old passenger allegedly took off on foot into the woods.

The two were eventually located and the 16-year-old was released to parents. No injuries were reported.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Caseville Police Department, Fairhaven Township Police Department and the Caseville Fire Department.

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