Trial delayed for man accused of drunken driving in death of veterans advocate Gary Lillie
Kevin Warren will return to Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz’s courtroom at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 for a final pretrial hearing, and his jury trial is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 15, court documents filed Thursday show.
Warren had been scheduled to stand trial starting on July 9, which was delayed from an original April date.
He’s charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death.
Warren is accused of hitting Lillie with the passenger side of his vehicle late on Aug. 4 as Lillie walked along Marshall Road near Baker Road in Scio Township. Police said he was driving between 34 and 42 miles per hour when the accident occurred. Blood tests showed Warren’s blood alcohol level was at .12 percent after the crash, above Michigan’s .08 legal limit.
Warren is free on bond. He faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.