Mears woman pleads in drunk driving death case.

April 20, 2020

Amber Davis with attorney Timothy Hayes during a January hearing.
– OCP file photo

Mears woman pleads in drunk driving death case.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

HART – A 29-year-old Mears woman pleaded “no contest” in 27th Circuit Court Monday, April 20, to operating while intoxicated causing death and is looking at serving a minimum of 28 months in prison.

Amber Rae Davis, 5855 W. 5th St., was charged with the felony in connection to a deadly pedestrian crash on East Madison Road near North 126th Avenue in Crystal Township, Aug. 11, 2019.

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

Davis, who is free on bond, faces a maximum term of up to 15 years in prison.

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.

Monday’s court proceeding was handled via Zoom videoconferencing due to COVID-19.

She agreed to the plea offer from Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon that includes a prison sentence within the sentencing guidelines of 19-38 months.

Davis will be sentenced in the midpoint of the sentencing guidelines, which is 28 months, for the minimum end of her sentence, Bizon said.

She has no prior convictions, Bizon said.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 15 at 9 a.m.

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