DWLS causing injury leads to jail sentence.

January 4, 2016
Eli Obradovich, at left, with his attorney Eric Boeschenstein during a November court hearing.

Eli Obradovich, at left, with his attorney Eric Boeschenstein during a November court hearing.

By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — A 26-year-old Fruitport man was sentenced to serve three months in jail of a nine-month discretionary sentence Monday, Jan. 4, in 27th Circuit Court for a conviction of driving while license suspended (DWLS) causing injury.

Eli James Obradovich received credit for one day served in jail.

In exchange for Obradovich’s guilty plea last November, one count of operating under the influence causing an incapacitating injury was dismissed.

Obradovich testified that a passenger in the vehicle he was operating received a broken leg, Aug. 29, after he veered off the road and went in the ditch on 200th Avenue in Greenwood Township.

The victim addressed the court Monday, stating that the crash was an accident. He said that he and Obradovich were scouting for deer when Obradovich looked down at his phone and drove into the ditch. “It happened really quick,” he said.

Obradovich “sincerely” apologized to victim.

Judge Anthony A. Monton also ordered one year probation and no alcohol or drugs.

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