Drunk driving death case heads to trial.

January 27, 2020

Amber Davis with attorney Timothy Hayes.

Drunk driving death case heads to trial.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – The case against a 28-year-old Mears woman charged with operating while intoxicated causing death is headed to trial.

Amber Rae Davis, 5855 W. 5th St., is charged with a felony in connection to a deadly pedestrian crash on East Madison Road near North 126th Avenue in Crystal Township, Aug. 11.

Scott Parsons, 43, of Hart was struck and killed shortly after 2 a.m.

Davis faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. Her bond was set at $25,000/cash/surety/10 percent, which she posted.

Parsons was struck by a 2010 Chrysler Town and Country van driven by Davis, who had failed to stop at the signed intersection of Madison Road and 126th Avenue, said Oceana County Sheriff Craig Mast. He died at the scene.

She rejected a plea offer from Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon Monday, Jan. 27, that would include a prison sentence within the sentencing guidelines of 19-38 months if she pleaded guilty to the charge.

Davis’ attorney Timothy Hayes said it’s possible an agreement could be reached eventually. “You can never rule the out the possibility of a settlement,” Hayes said.

The trial will require testimony from “a lot of witnesses,” said Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon, who requested a four-day trial.

“I anticipate by the middle of April we would be ready to go,” Hayes said.

A trial date has not yet been scheduled.

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