SUMPTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A man with a dozen drunken-driving convictions heads to trial in a case involving a crash that killed a Detroit-area girl.
Charles Cahill Jr. waived his right Wednesday to a preliminary examination, telling the judge he understood that would bind him over for trial.READ MORE: City Of Detroit Celebrates New Mixed-Use Development Project Named After Artist
Cahill was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 12-year-old Victoria Mack. Authorities say he crashed into a minivan in July at a stop sign in Sumpter Township, near Belleville.READ MORE: Oakland County Hosting Free Counseling And Resource Events Following Tragedy At Oxford High School
Many of Cahill’s convictions came since he lost his license in 1990. In 2011, he was released from prison after three years – two years short of his maximum sentence.
The Belleville man also was sent to prison in 1997. His first drunken-driving offense was in 1986.
He remains jailed on a $1 million bond.
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