Drunk driver who crashed into Meyers Chevrolet sentenced to 15 days in jail.

March 2, 2016

Meyers Chevrolet crashBy Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART — The 21-year-old Shelby man who crashed through a brick wall and smashed into four cars at the Meyers Chevrolet car dealership in New Era, Nov. 23, was found guilty Monday, Feb. 29, in 78th District Court of operating with a high blood alcohol content (BAC) and driving while license suspended (DWLS).

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Flores-Gomez

Isidoro Flores-Gomez, Jr., of 263 W. Sixth St., was sentenced to 15 days in jail, serving five weekends; $3,301 in restitution; $1,665 in fines and costs; one year probation; and outpatient treatment.

The Toyota Scion he was driving crashed through a brick wall at the used car lot at Meyers Chevrolet and then collided with four vehicles at approximately 11 p.m.

Flores-Gomez was the sole occupant of the Scion, which was northbound and left a long skid mark, blasting through a village holiday decoration and sculpture.

Damage to the dealership, which is insured, was estimated at $100,000, said dealership owner Scott Meyers the night of the crash. The Scion hit an Equinox, Malibu, Sonic and Silverado, totaling at least two of them.

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The Scion Flores-Gomez was driving.

The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office, the Hart post of the Michigan State Police, Oceana County EMS and the Shelby-Benona Fire Department responded to the crash.

Flores-Gomez was hospitalized for a broken femur, and no one else was injured in the crash.

Flores-Gomez was ordered to 180 days discretionary jail to ensure compliance with his court orders, with credit for time served if imposed, for the first count and 93 days discretionary jail for the second count. He was also ordered not to purchase or possess a firearm; must abstain from alcohol and drugs; and is subject to counseling, testing and searches as required by his probation officer.

One count of second-offense operating while intoxicated and one count of second-offense DWLS were dismissed. Both his convictions are reportable to the Secretary of State.

 

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