Defendant in deadly drunk driving case sentenced to year in jail.

October 19, 2021

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Defendant in deadly drunk driving case sentenced to year in jail.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART — The defendant in a drunk driving case involving the death of a passenger was sentenced to one year in jail in 27th Circuit Court Monday, Oct. 18.

Gregory Glenn Boos, 47, of 2829 124th Ave., Hart, was found guilty Aug. 12 of a felony of operating while intoxicated causing death.

The crash occurred Sept. 26, 2020 at the intersection of 120th Avenue and Adams Road in Crystal Township. Adam Wayne Selig, 43, of Shelby died following the two-vehicle crash.

Selig, who was a passenger in a 1981 Chevrolet Corvette, was airlifted from the scene by an Aeromed helicopter and transported to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids where he died. The Corvette driver, Boos, was transported by Life EMS to Mercy Health Partners Hackley Campus in Muskegon. 

A charge of reckless driving causing death was dismissed. 

A jury trial in Oceana County’s 27th Circuit Court was set for Oct. 5-7 before Muskegon County Circuit Court Judge Timothy Hicks, but was taken off the schedule in light of Hicks’ plea. Hicks handed down the sentence Monday, also ordering three years probation and $1,008 in fines and costs. Boos received credit for two days served in jail. The judge allowed work release after Boos serves six months “straight time” in jail if the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office allows it, his court file states.

The conviction is reportable to the Michigan Secretary of State to determine driver’s license sanctions.

Walkerville Fire and Rescue used its Jaws of Life equipment to extricate Selig who was trapped in the wreckage.

The other vehicle involved in the crash was a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old Montague man. An 18-year-old Montague woman was a passenger in the truck. Neither were injured in the crash, said Michigan State Police.

Crystal Township Fire Department and the Oceana County Sheriff’s Office also assisted at the scene.

The Muskegon County Prosecutor’s Office prosecuted the case, because Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon recused himself due to a conflict of interest. 27th Circuit Court Judge Robert D. Springstead also disqualified himself from the case due to a conflict of interest.

The victim, Selig, was a relative of an Oceana County court employee. 

*This article was updated with corrected information Thursday, Oct. 21. Boos was found guilty of a felony — not a misdemeanor.

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