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Prosecuting Attorney
Peter J. Lucido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2021

Contact: Jennifer Putney

Office: 586-469-5642

Email: Jennifer.putney@macombgov.org

 

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.