Ludington man faces jail for resisting arrest.

October 24, 2017

Wesley Hackert

Ludington man faces jail for resisting arrest.

#MasonCountyCrime

By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 31-year-old Ludington man faces serving six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term after pleading guilty to assaulting/resisting/obstructing police, operating while intoxicated and fourth-offense habitual offender.

Wesley Donald Hackert, of 143 N. Jebavy Dr., Apt. 14, was on parole at the time of the offenses, and his sentence runs consecutively to any parole sanctions he receives, said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

Hackert’s habitual offender status elevated his maximum possible term to 15 years, Spaniola said.

One count of driving while license was suspended was dismissed.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are two to 34 months, according to the prosecutor.

Hackert testified that he was receiving stitches on his foot at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital last August after stepping on a beer bottle. Hospital staff contacted police due his failure to cooperate. After police arrived, Hackert testified that he attempted to leave the hospital without the officer’s permission and then resisted arrest.

He testified that he was under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Sentencing is set for Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m.

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