FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2021
Contact: Jennifer Putney
Prosecutor Lucido Reviews Child Death Case
MOUNT CLEMENS, MI – In October 2020, Nichole Leas, 40, of Warren, was charged with Moving Violation Causing Death, a one year misdemeanor, for the tragic death of her granddaughter.
While this is a heartbreaking situation, Michigan does not have a per se law pertaining to the amount of marijuana in a person’s system, as it does with alcohol. No standardized testing has been developed and approved that provides a direct correlation between the level of marijuana in an individual’s system and an impact on their ability to drive to give rise to a felony charge in this specific case.
However, under a newly established review protocol, one or more additional charges are being considered.
For questions, please contact Prosecutor Peter J. Lucido at 586 469-7763.