26-year-old Brian Cremeans of Leslie has been sentenced to one year in the Livingston County Jail with a credit of 89 days served and three years of probation. He will be placed on a tether for six months following his release and must make $380.45 in restitution.

Cremeans was sentenced on charges of fleeing a police officer and resisting/obstructing/assaulting a police officer connected to the December 9th incident. Cremeans was found passed out in his vehicle around 2am at the Mobil Gas Station on Fowlerville Road in Handy Township and was reportedly unresponsive.

When he awoke, he put his vehicle in reverse and accelerated, striking a member of the Fowlerville Fire Department and a Livingston County EMS worker. Both sustained minor injuries. The vehicle also struck an ice cooler, a Fowlerville fire truck and a Livingston County EMS ambulance. Cremeans fled from Fowlerville Police, however stop sticks deployed by deputies from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office deflated two of the vehicle’s tires, ending the chase.

Cremeans resisted verbal commands and a taser had to be deployed to take him into custody. (DK)