On Wednesday, February 6, an Indiana man with no driver’s license lost control of his vehicle and landed in a ditch approximately one mile west of U.S. 127 following a high-speed case with Michigan state police. The man, 30-year-old Devon Dale Schwartz of Nappanee, IN was initially pursued due to having dark tinted windows on his vehicle; now he faces charges of delivery/manufacture of methamphetamine according to Cadillacnews.com.
State police attempted to pull the driver of the 1996 Buick over near the Boon Road exit on southbound U.S. 131. Schwartz then accelerated, leaving the expressway at M-55 and continuing in an eastward direction at speeds of 100 mph and higher. As police continued in pursuit of the Buick, they headed north through Lake City on M-66, then back east again on M-55 where speeds reached 105 mph and more according to news reports.
Eventually, Houghton Lake state police set up Stop Sticks to deflate the tires of the vehicle in order to stop the driver. This was done in Roscommon County on M-55 near County Road 300. Upon hitting the Stop Sticks, Schwartz lost control. The chase spanned three counties including Wexford, Missaukee, and Roscommon. The suspect was initially charged with having no driver’s license, tinted-window violation, and fleeing/eluding police, although it was discovered later that he is suspected of dealing drugs.
Schwartz was arraigned in Wexford County’s 84th District Court and is being held on $2 million bond.
It isn’t clear whether the driver in this incident has ever had a driver’s license, as news reports simply state he had no license. However, as Michigan driver’s license restoration attorneys we understand the obstacles individuals who have had their licenses suspended or revoked face. Without a license, the common tasks of everyday life become difficult or impossible.
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