Patterson ticketed for not wearing seat belt when crash occurred - KMSP-TV

Patterson ticketed for not wearing seat belt when crash occurred

Posted: Updated:
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson  (Credit: MyFox Detroit) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson (Credit: MyFox Detroit)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (MyFox Detroit) -

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson was issued a ticket Tuesday for not wearing a seat belt in August when he was injured in a bad accident.

Police said the violation is a civil infraction that carries a maximum $65 fine, but adds no points to one's driving record.

Patterson said in a statement that he had already paid the fine.

"Not wearing a seat belt was a mistake," the county executive said.  "I accept my responsibility and paid the $65 fine this afternoon."

The accident involving a Chrysler 300 and a Volkswagen Passat happened August 10 at the intersection of Walton and Opdyke in Auburn Hills.  Patterson was a passenger in the Chrysler.  Police said Anthony Prainito, who was driving the Volkswagen, failed to yield while turning left.

Prainito is charged with three counts of Moving Violation Causing Serious Impairment of a Bodily Function.

Police said Patterson's driver, James Cram, was also not wearing a seat belt, but has not been issued a ticket.

Patterson spent several weeks in the hospital following the crash.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:43:20 GMT
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
  • Warren grandparents upset after grandchildren see racist graffiti at park

    Warren grandparents upset after grandchildren see racist graffiti at park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:15:40 GMT
    Tuesday afternoon Bruce and Lubertha Callaway took their grandchildren to Shaw Park in Warren when they saw something they couldn't believe.
    Tuesday afternoon Bruce and Lubertha Callaway took their grandchildren to Shaw Park in Warren when they saw something they couldn't believe.
  • 3-year-old shocked, downed power lines electrify fence

    3-year-old shocked, downed power lines electrify fence

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:51:19 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after getting shocked by an electrical charge.
    A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after getting shocked by an electrical charge.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices