Sentencing delayed in drunk driving death case.

June 15, 2020

Sentencing delayed in drunk driving death case.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.


HART – The sentencing of a Amber Rae Davis, 29, of Mears who is convicted of operating while intoxicated causing death was adjourned Monday, June 15, in 27th Circuit Court because Davis missed a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) interview with her probation officer, according to Oceana County Prosecutor Joseph Bizon.

Davis pleaded “no contest” April 20 and is looking at serving a minimum of 28 months in prison.

Judge Robert D. Springstead revoked Davis’ bond for failing to complete the PSI interview and ordered that she immediately report to the Oceana County Jail.

Davis, who was free on bond, appeared in court via Zoom videoconferencing with her attorney Timothy Hayes due to COVID-19.

Davis is convicted of 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 faces a maximum term of 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.

Davis agreed to the plea offer 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. “The 28 months comes from a Cobb’s agreement, wherein the court indicates the maximum minimum sentence it will impose,” Bizon said.

She has no prior convictions, Bizon said.

Sentencing is rescheduled to July 13 at 9 a.m.

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