DETROIT, MI – Wayne County Sheriff reserve police officer Michael L. Davis, 58-years-old, of Detroit, has been charged in connection with a fatal car crash that killed Daniel Starks, 30-years-old, of Detroit.
On June 23rd, 2018, at 11:30 p.m., it is alleged that Michael Davis was driving his truck at Grand River and Meyers when he struck Daniel Starks, while he was riding his motorcycle.
Detroit police officers arrived at the crash scene and rendered medical assistance to the victim until he was transported to a local hospital. Upon arrival, the victim was pronounced dead from multiple injuries he sustained in the crash.
The police observed that Michael Davis had slurred speech and a flask in the front cup holder in his truck. Davis is alleged to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, and in possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol. He was placed under arrest at the scene.
Michael Davis has been charged with Operating Under the Influence Causing Death (15 year felony), Reckless Driving Causing Death (15 year felony), Moving Violation Causing Death, a misdemeanor, and Weapons-Firearms-Possession Under the Influence, a misdemeanor.
Davis was arraigned this afternoon before 36th District Court Magistrate Millicent Sherman. The probable cause conference is scheduled for July 3, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.; the preliminary examination is scheduled for July 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Kenneth King in 36th District Court. The defendant was remanded to jail.