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Woman charged with Intoxicated Driving in death of 5-year-old

ALLEGAN, Mich. – A woman has been charged in the death of a five-year-old child who was hit by a vehicle in July.

Booking photo of Amber Collige

Amber Collige is charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated Causing Death in the incident that happened on July 6 in the Windsor Woods Mobile Home Village.  Blake Huffman was riding his bike when he was killed.

Police reports say that Collige admitted to police in August that she had “smoked half a bowl” of marijuana on the morning of July 6. She went to work at Jimmy John’s at 4:00 p.m.  She told police that she used marijuana on a daily basis, but did not have a Michigan Medical Marijuana card.

Blake Huffman, from GoFundMe

Collige says in the police reports that she had gotten lost in the mobile home park before making her delivery.  She said she had just made her delivery and drove around a parked vehicle when she hit the boy. The investigation shows that Collige was likely going about 30 miles per hour when the crash occurred and the speed limit in the park is 15 mph.

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    • Kevin Rahe

      Coupled with the lack of any argument that getting high on marijuana is somehow more “okay” than getting drunk on alcohol, and no one should be voting to legalize it.

    • L

      So I am guessing the first two people that commented have never smoked marijuana. Everyone in the world knows that the effects of marijuana only last for 2 hours. This is a case of reckless driving.

  • C

    Pretty sure marijuana is not gonna affect her driving she hit a bowl in the am and this happened in the pm.. This is abiut reckless driving the speed limit is 15 not doubled that

  • Logic

    She went to work at 4:00pm and smoked a bowl in the morning. Marijuana effects only last a couple of hours so it had nothing to do with her driving.

  • Iamct01

    Probably just go go go go and not paying attention but go ahead and blame the weed. First report was 11.5 hrs before she drove.

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