Driver pleads to reckless driving accident charge

MARQUETTE – The driver of a vehicle involved in a rollover accident in August appeared in court Friday.

Tyler Prisk, 17, was charged with three counts of reckless driving causing serious impairment, all five-year felonies. Prisk plead no contest to one count, and the other two were dropped.

The charges stem from an Aug. 18 incident. Michigan State Police Troopers of the Negaunee Post were on general patrol near County Road 480 and M-35 in Negaunee Township at 1:17 a.m. when they observed a vehicle traveling west on County Road 480 at a high rate of speed.

As troopers were turning around to initiate a traffic stop, the suspect vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times, police said.

Troopers located two passengers who had been ejected from the vehicle, as well as the driver, Prisk, and a passenger still trapped inside the vehicle.

Prisk, two other males and a female were transported to Marquette General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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