Detroit Man Charged In Fatal Car Crash that Killed Retired Police Sergeant

Daryl Brown

Retired Police Sergeant Daryl Brown

DETROIT, MI – Jimi Pierowich, 30-years-old, of Detroit, is now facing charges in connection with a fatal car crash that killed Daryl Y. Brown, 50-years-old, who was a retired Sterling Heights Police Sergeant.

On Friday December 21st, 2018, at approximately 2:15AM, Daryl Brown was attempting to cross East Jefferson Avenue near Beaubien with a relative. As they were in they were in the processes of crossing the street, it is alleged that Jimi Pierowich was driving his car under the influence of alcohol when he struck Daryl Brown with his vehicle.

Detroit police and medics were dispatched to the scene and when Brown was transported to a local hospital where he died due to his injuries. Pierowich was later located and arrested by the police after he had fled the scene of the crash.

Jimi Pierowich has been charged with Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death. He was arraigned today in 34th District Court in Romulus and received a 10,000/10% bond with an alcohol tether. Then Probable Cause Conference is on January 2 2019, and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for January 7, 2019. His attorney is Paul Stablein.

“This is a very sad case. Mr. Brown was a man who dedicated his life to protect the public from harm. The alleged acts of the defendant took retired Sgt. Brown, from his family, friends, and the citizens of Sterling Heights.

“ The defendant received a 10,000/10% bond with an alcohol tether. The Wayne County Prosecutor ‘s office will look at the appropriateness of the bond, and address it in court.”