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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Marquette County man charged in a July Fourth hit-and-run accident in Marquette that claimed the life of one person and severely injured another appeared in District Court this morning.
30-year-old Luke Eugene Huotari of Gwinn, who is charged with two counts of knowingly leaving the scene of an accident causing serious impairment or death, waived a preliminary examination and requested a lowering of his bail.
His attorney, Karl Numinen, argued that that the original bail in the case of $500,000 for each count was too high as Huotari has proven he is not a flight risk. Judge Dennis Girard agreed and reduced the bail to $100,000 per count.
Huotari faces arraignment on Friday, August 17-th.
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