Milan teen faces sentencing for fleeing police
A Milan teenager who fled from police attempting to stop him for speeding in Saline in March will be sentenced today on misdemeanor convictions and driving infractions.
Franklyn Rutkowski, 18, pleaded guilty to resisting and obstructing police and civil infractions of careless driving and speeding in late May, court records show.
He will be sentenced under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which means his record could be expunged upon successful completion of his probation.
One count of fleeing and eluding police will be dismissed.
Police arrested Rutkowski in late March after they identified him as the driver of a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix that was speeding on Macon Road and would not pull over at about 1:45 a.m. on March 7. He turned into a driveway, ditched the vehicle and ran to a friend’s house nearby.
Rutkowski remains free on personal bond pending sentencing.
Art Aisner is a freelance writer for AnnArbor.com. Reach the news desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-623-2530.