Man to Stand Trial in Accident That Injured State Trooper

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An Ohio man who authorities say lost control of his car and struck a Michigan State Police trooper has been ordered to stand trial.
Fifty-year-old Mark Kollar of Eastlake is charged with a felony of failing to use care while passing a police vehicle causing injury. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of causing serious injury during a moving violation.
On Thursday, Mason District Judge Donald Allen ruled there's enough evidence for the case to proceed.
Defense lawyer Lawrence Gadd says Kollar regrets the injury to Trooper Drew Spencer and is glad he's back at work. Gadd says the crash was an accident and Kollar didn't commit a crime.
Police say Kollar struck Spencer after the 27-year-old trooper stopped another motorist Sept. 4, 2011, on Interstate 96 in Ingham County.


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