Man sentenced to jail for fleeing from police, assault.

July 17, 2018

Michael Alexander in 51st Circuit Court.

Man sentenced to jail for fleeing from police, assault.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

LUDINGTON — A 25-year-old Ludington man was sentenced to serve six months up front of a one-year discretionary jail term in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, July 17, for convictions of third-degree fleeing a police officer and domestic violence.

Michael Allen Alexander, of 308 E. Court St., was also initially charged with assaulting a pregnant woman, which was dismissed in a plea agreement.

Alexander fled from Ludington police officers last March after assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, according to police.

While fleeing from police, Alexander crashed his pickup truck into a tree on James Street. He was pinned inside the truck and had to be extricated by emergency personnel. He was airlifted to a Grand Rapids trauma center.

Alexander suffered a leg injury as a result of the crash and appeared in court Tuesday on crutches. Judge Susan K. Sniegowski ordered that Alexander be placed on Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) until his status conference Aug. 14, which is to determine the status of his medical condition.

He does not have to report to jail until after his doctor’s visit and the status conference.

Alexander was sentenced to 93 days in jail for the domestic violence conviction, which runs concurrently to the fleeing from police conviction. He received credit for one day served in jail.

Sentencing guidelines in the case are 0-11 months, said Judge Sniegowski.

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