Macomb County Judge Charged in Hit-and-Run Crash
By Beth Florkowski of Fausone Bohn, LLP posted in Criminal Law on Thursday, September 6, 2018.
The judge in question is Judge Catherine Steenland of the 39th District Court in Roseville. The first charge is failure to stop at the scene of a personal accident injury, which includes a one year misdemeanor. The second charge is failure to report an accident, a 90-day misdemeanor.
Police responded to a call from a 31-year-old Roseville man at about 8:30 p.m. on September 25, 2017. The man alleged that a female driving a red sedan had hit his car and then driven away without stopping or speaking to him.
The actions themselves are of course of a criminal conduct, but appears far worse when performed by a judge. A judge is expected to uphold the law and adhere to its highest standards.