Sunday, November 19, 2000

Senator David Jaye - Probation violation - Macomb County

Also See:

Senator David Jaye - Ousted from Michigan Senate [May 24, 2001]

Senator David Jaye - Sentenced for probation violation [August 2001]

Senator David Jaye - Arrested for assaulting fiancee [April 12, 2001]

Senator David Jaye - Sentenced for March 05, 2000 drunk driving charge [July 2000]

Senator David Jaye - Drunk driving charge [March 2000]

On November 19, 2000, Senator David Jaye was pulled over and arrested for driving on a restricted driver's license [March 2000 drunk driving conviction].

Ex-senator guilty of probation violation
Ludington Daily News
August 3, 2001

Shelby Township, Mich. [AP] - Former state Sen. David Jaye was found guilty Friday of violating his probation.

He was sentenced to 30 days in jail or a $500 fine. He also was ordered by Macomb County District Judge Douglas Shepherd to attend anger management classes and his probation is continued.

"Frankly, Mr. Jaye, it would be easy for me to put you in jail for the full 10-and-a-half months, but I don't that would be the right thing for me to do," Shepherd said.

Jaye could have been ordered to spend up to 10 1/2 months in jail for violating his probation for a 2000 drunken driving conviction.

Prosecutors claimed Jaye assaulted his fiancee on two separate occasions, in Florida and in Bay County and that he violated restrictions placed on his driver's license by driving to northern Michigan for a hunting trip.

Shepherd found Jaye guilty of violating his probation as to the alleged incident in Florida and the driving allegation, but innocent as to the alleged Bay County incident.

Jaye said that he planned to restify in his own defense, but those plans never came to be as his attorney rested without calling him to the stand.


Jaye was driving on business, attorney says
The Argus-Press
Owosso, Michigan
December 20, 2000

Bay City, Mich. - State Sen. DAvid Jaye might have gone deer hunting but did not violate his restricted driver's license when State Police stopped him because he was on legislative business, his lawyer said.

Jaye has been driving on a restricted license since pleading guilty June 12 to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge. Jaye, a Republican from Macomb County's Washington Township, now can drive only to work, medical visit and counseling sessions.

Attorney Robert Huth Jr. said Jaye was on his way back from discussing lawsuits and regulatory concerns with members of the Turtle Creek Hunt Club in Atlanta, Mich. , when his vehicle was pulled over Nov. 19.

Jaye, 42, was chairman of the senate's Hunting, Fishing and Forestry Committee until his conviction.

"Even if David Jaye was hunting while on the trip, it was incidental to the reason and legislative purpose for him appearing at the meeting," Huth wrote in his request to drop the 90-day misdemeanor charge of violating a restricted license. "My suspicion is that the State Police officers that spoke to Mr. Jaye reached the same conclusion. Surely, they had a copy of his restrictions at the time of the stop."

Bay County Prosecutor Joseph Sheeran said the arrested was justified.

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