GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Prosecutors have authorized charges against a driver who allegedly hit and killed a couple near a Grand Rapids bar and drove off.
Investigators were searching for the vehicle that hit the couple until Sunday morning, when a tip led them to the vehicle and driver. On Monday, prosecutors authorized charges against 44-year-old Jason McCann.
McCann has a history of driving while intoxicated. In 2004, he pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated after being pulled over by Zeeland police officers. He entered another guilty plea in 2016 following a DUI arrest by the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.
McCann is facing two counts of failing to stop at the scene of an accident when at-fault causing death and two counts of reckless driving causing death. Each count carries a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in prison.