MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A Garden man will go to trial later this year for running down an ice fisherman from Marquette last winter in Delta County.
27-year old Douglas Barbeau of Garden faces charges of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and failure to stop at the scene of an accident causing serious impairment or death.
He is accused of purposely running his snowmobile into 21-year old Parker Bambenek of Marquette, while he was ice fishing on Garden Bay on January 28. Bambenek suffered two broken legs in the incident.
Barbeau is scheduled to go to trial on the charges in Delta County Circuit Court on December 18. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
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