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Bail Lowered for Marquette County Man Charged With Hit-And-Run


The Marquette County man charged with a hit-and-run on the 4th of July got bail lowered for his case

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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  1. And it was even further reduced, 5,000 dollars?
    As I understand it, He is out on bail, living with his father in Iron Mountain.

    My question is, how is he not considered a flight risk? Hit and Run it wasn’t hit and stay. He ran.

    I think there is something wrong with our Justice system where someone can kill another person and have their bail reduced from 1 million dollars to 5 thousand for someone who ran and hid from the law.

    Is it just me that thinks there is something wrong with this?


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