Northfield Township woman jailed after driving to court hearing on suspended license
A Northfield Township woman who drove herself to a court hearing in an assault case was jailed for violating terms of her bond, which called for her to surrender her license and not drive, the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reports.
Rebecca Lee Ball, 26, pleaded no contest to two counts of felonious assault for a July 4 incident on East Shore Drive near McNally Road in Green Oak Township, near Whitmore Lake. The newspaper reports she revved her engine and drove toward an officer who responded to an assault call, narrowly missing the officer but striking another in his upper right thigh.
Her attorney, Mark Gatesman, said she drove to the hearing out of confusion from prior plea negotiations that left her believing she could drive again. Those negotiations included a possible plea to reckless driving, reinstatement of her driving privileges and no additional jail time.
She faces sentencing Feb. 28.
For more, read the Press & Argus story.