BATTLE CREEK (AP) – A man ordered to pay $4,300 for his sit-in at an oil pipeline in southwestern Michigan will get another day in court.
The Michigan appeals court set aside the restitution Tuesday and sent the case back to a Battle Creek judge. If prosecutors still want to collect from Christopher Wahmhoff, they can’t seek reimbursement for the ordinary cost of a police investigation.READ MORE: Detroit Adds 4 Electric Buses To Fleet
Wahmhoff was convicted of trespassing and resisting police during a 10-hour sit-in at an Enbridge pipe that was under construction in Calhoun County in 2013. He declined to apologize and didn’t ask for leniency when he was sentenced to probation.READ MORE: MDOT Closing Pedestrian Bridge Over I-94 Near Wayne State University For Repairs
Enbridge is a Canadian company responsible for a pipeline break that released more than 800,000 gallons of oil into the Kalamazoo River system in 2010.MORE NEWS: 3 Charged After Woman's Body Found In Trunk Of Burning Car
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