Spring Lake man charged in Norton Shores crashes

Becky Vargo • Apr 5, 2018 at 7:35 PM

MUSKEGON — A Spring Lake man has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash on Tuesday in Muskegon County.

Hughes Rose, 31, was charged with operating on a suspended license causing serious injury, a felony carrying a possible five-year prison penalty; and failure to stop at the scene of a property damage crash, which is a misdemeanor with a maximum 90-day jail penalty.

Rose was arraigned Thursday afternoon in 60th District Court in Muskegon. He demanded a preliminary examination, which was set for April 23, according to court officials.

Rose remains lodged in the Muskegon County Jail. Bond was set at $30,000.

The incident started early Tuesday afternoon when Rose exited a private driveway in the area of Sherman and Getty streets and struck two vehicles stopped for a traffic light, according to Norton Shores Police Chief Jon Gale. Muskegon Heights police responded to the scene and were assisted by Norton Shores police.

Rose fled east on Sherman at a high rate of speed and rear-ended a 2010 Dodge Journey at the intersection of Sherman and Roberts Street, Gale said. The driver of the Journey, a 42-year-old Muskegon man, was seriously injured in the crash and was admitted to Hackley Hospital, police said.

Rose was driving a 2005 Chevy Malibu. He suffered minor injuries in the crash, was treated at Hackley Hospital and then lodged in the county jail.

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