Jury acquits man in traffic death of Michigan state trooper
A Detroit-area man has been found not guilty in the death of a Michigan State Police trooper who died when he was struck and dragged several miles by a trailer along a freeway. An Oakland County jury in Pontiac returned not guilty verdicts Wednesday against 71-year-old Charles Warren Jr. of Waterford.
Warren was charged with two felonies, including reckless driving causing death. In 2015, Trooper Chad Wolf was on a motorcycle that collided with the trailer near Interstate 75 in Springfield Township. The trailer was being pulled by Warren's vehicle. Defense attorney Neil Rockind told jurors that Wolf's death was tragic but not a crime. Prosecutor David Hutson said Warren made several bad choices.
The 38-year-old Wolf was born in Geneseo, Illinois, and attended high school in Annawan, Illinois.