Chelsea man faces charges for fatal rollover crash
A 26-year-old man is charged with seven felonies for driving under the influence during an August crash where one man was killed and will be back in court next month.
David Fishburn, from the Chelsea area, is facing four counts of operating while intoxicated causing death and a charge each of operating while intoxicated, operating while impaired and operating in the presence of a controlled substance, records show. The charges stem from an Aug. 8 crash on Lima Center Road in Dexter Township.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputy Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said Fishburn was driving a car at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 8 with four people in it on Lima Center Road south of Island Lake Road. Fox said Fishburn tested positive for marijuana in his blood at the time of the crash.
“He was driving on a dirt road too fast, rolled the vehicle and one of the passengers died,” Fox said.
The passenger was Christopher Boyer, a 24-year-old man from the Dexter area. Fishburn also was injured in the crash and had to be treated at the University of Michigan Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
The criminal case was open on Fishburn until mid-February when he was arrested and arraigned. According to court records, charges were filed in the case on Feb. 12 and was arraigned the following day on the charges.
Fishburn was released on a $75,000 personal recognizance bond, records show. He was scheduled to be in court for a preliminary exam Tuesday, but that hearing was adjourned until 8:30 a.m. April 9, records show.
Attorney Joe Simon represents Fishburn, according to court records. When reached by AnnArbor.com Friday, Simon declined to comment on the case.
Fishburn faces a maximum of 15 years in prison on each charge of operating under the influence causing death.