Drunk Driving Suspect Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

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The charged with killing three, two of them children, and injuring others was arraigned Friday.

David Glen Johnson, 32, from Covert was released from Bronson Hospital around 3:00 p.m. He was in the hospital being treated for injuries he sustained in the crash. He was immediately taken into custody, and transported to the Van Buren County Jail.

He was arraigned around 4:00 p.m. in front of the county magistrate on the following charges:

  • 3 counts Of 2nd degree murder
  • 3 counts of operating while intoxicated causing death
  • 3 counts of operating while license suspended causing death
  • 1 count of operating while intoxicated causing serious injury
  • 1 count of operating with a suspended license

Johnson was also arraigned on a felony warrant out of Covert for larceny by conversion.

His bond was set at $5,000.

Johnson was in fair condition earlier this week, but wasn’t well enough to be arraigned until this evening.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 28, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

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  • amy

    who owns the car the woman with kids was driving? "Police were not able to find any child car seats on the scene". The lady had no drivers licence,Why was this lady even on the road is the question! The cars owner is who should be charged for letting this lady create this accident.Any way it is, a sad lost for all!

    • Kerry

      Some people aren't fortunate enough to have the money or resources to follow all the rules. Many people make mistakes in life, doesn't make them bad people. You don't know the circumstances so don't judge. What if she had to leave a dangerous situation fast and didn't have time to put in the car seats? What if she was abused or neglected as a child and never learned what she should do? In my opinion being judgmental of others, especially when you don't know the whole story, is more a sign of a cold heart and lack of empathy than anything she did.