Kent Co. Motorcycle ‘Trap’ Culprit Faces Stiff Penalties

Posted at 9:04 PM, Aug 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-27 21:52:42-04

GRATTAN, Mich. – The Kent County Sheriff’s Department spoke out Tuesday following a FOX 17 report which showed a thick piece of plastic strewn across a busy road.

According to the sheriff’s department, late Thursday, August 22nd there were three 911 calls made by drivers who saw the contraption sitting across Lincoln Lake at 5 Mile Roads in Grattan.  But Terry Curtis told FOX 17 he was the only caller who stopped to remove it; in fact, while he was on the phone with 911 a motorcyclist whizzed past him.

Curtis said he was certain that if the plastic was not removed from the roadway, it would have caused a crash that may have killed a biker.

During a live interview on FOX 17 News at 6pm Tuesday, Kent County Undersheriff Jon Hess talked about the consequences the culprit could face:

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