Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Mayor Gerald "Ajax" Ackerman - Appeal- Port Huron

Also See:

Port Huron Mayor Gerald "Ajax" Ackerman charged for sexual assaults [April 07, 1999]

Port Huron Mayor Gerald "Ajax" Ackerman sentenced for CSC [June 16, 2000]

     

 
 
 

   

Thursday, July 13, 2000

Senator David Jaye - Sentenced - Macomb County

Also See:

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

http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2001/05/senator-david-jaye-ousted-from-senate.html

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

http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2001/08/senator-david-jaye-sentenced-probation.html
Senator David Jaye - Arrested for assaulting fiancee [April 12, 2001]

Senator David Jaye - Drunk driving charge [2000]

On June 12, 2000, Senator Jaye pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving charge [March 05, 2000].  On July 13, 2000 Jaye was sentenced to two years probation; 45 days in jail; and driver license restrictions. When Senator Jaye assaulted his fiancee in April 2001, he was still on probation for this drunk driving offense.      







Jaye back on job after jail term
The Argus-Press
Owosso, Michigan
Kathy Barks Hoffman
Associated Press
August 19, 2000

Lansing, Mich. [AP] - State Sen. David Jaye left the St. Clair County Jail early Friday and held a late-afternoon news conference in his senate office to say he's back on the job.

"Today I am once again taking personal responsibility for my actions," said Jaye, R-Washington Township. "I've become a very strong example of how serious drunken driving is and how serious the consequences are."

Jaye was arrested March 5 in Macomb Township on his second drunken-driving offense. While a state representative in 1993, Jaye spent 10 days in jail after a drunken-driving conviction. This time, he was sentenced to 45 days but was released after 35 after being given time off for good behavior.

Jaye has supported bills that took away time off for good behavior for prison inmates convicted of rapes, murders and serious assaults. He stands by that votes.

During his time in jail, Jaye said he was in the kitchen most days by 4:30 a.m., mopping floors, preparing food and washing dishes for 12 or 16 hours. He said he didn't sleep well a lot of nights, especially after two jail workers were assaulted by inmates.

"It was frightening," he said of his stay. "Jail is a very serious place."

Jaye continued to receive his annual $56,981 salary while in jail, but said he is working with his lawyers to donate some of it to worthy causes. He has been stripped of his Senate committee assignments but will get them back on Jan. 1 if he successfully completes an alcohol rehabilitation program.

Jaye enrolled in a counseling program shortly after his arrest. His two-year probation will require him to continue attending counseling sessions and to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings twice a week.

He said some inmates were in jail only because they couldn't pay their fees and court costs, and probably could be spending their time more effectively doing community service. He'd also like to require inmates to get vocational training, a high school diploma or equivalent degree before they can leave jail.

Jaye said he's ready to get working again o issues such as approving school vouchers and fighting a General Motor Corp. lawsuit filed on behalf of affirmative action admission programs at the University of Michigan.

He said most of his constituents know he's contrite, but he understands there could be repercussions to his drunken driving convictions.

"I have done more damage to myself drinking and driving that all my political opponents have done combined," he said. "The worst part for me has been all the pain and heartache my family has faced...my friends and supporters have faced.
 
 











Senator Released From Jail
David Jaye Is A Free Man
Click On Detroit
Updated 10:18 a.m. EDT August 18, 2000

PONTIAC, Mich., -- State senator David Jaye was released from jail at midnight Thursday after serving time on a drunken driving conviction.

The lawmaker from Washington Township was freed after serving nearly all of a 45-day sentence on a second drunken driving offense. He was let go early for good behavior.

Jaye was arrested March 5 in Macomb Township and pleaded guilty to drunken driving.

In addition to two years of counseling, Jaye can't drive for three months and can go only to and from work for six months.

On Tuesday, state senator Joe Young Jr. pleaded guilty to impaired driving.

             








Sheriff says Jaye is adjusting
The Argus-Press
Owosso, Michigan
July 17, 2000

Port Huron, Mich. [AP] - State Sen. David Jaye is adjusting to life in the St. Clair County Jail, working in the kitchen while serving time for misdemeanor drunken driving, the county's chief law enforcer said.

Sheriff Dan Lane said Jaye, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge last month, is working 12 to 16 hour days in the jail kitchen, cleaning and preparing food. The Senator sleeps in a community cell with seven minimum-security inmates, the sheriff said.

"It's only because of the media blitz. We're putting him in where hopefully he will not get harmed," Lane said Friday. "And that's where he'll stay for the next 45 days."

Lane said other inmates know who the 42-year-old Jaye is and why he's jailed, given that several inmates get newspapers, "so they know he's there."

The Republican from Macomb County's Washington Township was arrested March 5 in Macomb Township and charged with second-offense operating under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail Thursday and almost immediately was moved from the Macomb County to St. Clair County, Lane told the Times Herald.

Torrey said St. Clair County has a good relationship with officials at the Macomb County Jail and often "swaps" high-profile prisoners.

Former Port Huron Mayor Gerald "Ajax" Ackerman spent time in the Macomb County Jail under similar conditions.

After a 1993 drunken-driving conviction, Jaye spent 10 days in jail.

After pleading guilty in the latest case, Jaye was stripped of his committee assignments last month. He will have them reinstated if he completes an alcohol rehabilitation program, said Judy Allen, chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Dan DeGrow.

"Senator Degrow's intentionn is to reinstate him January if he completes an alcohol rehabilitation program. And he's in the one," Allen told the Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens for a story Sunday.
 
 










Sheriff says state senator adjusts to life behind bars
Ludington Daily News
July 17, 2000
Port Huron, Mich. [AP] - State Sen. David Jaye is adjusting to life in the St. Clair County Jail, working in the kitchen while serving time for misdemeanor drunken driving, the county's chief law enforcement enforcer said.

Sheriff Dan Lane said Jaye, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge last month, is working 12 to 16 hour days in the jail kitchen, cleaning and preparing food. The senator sleeps in a community cell with seven minimum-security inmates, the sheriff said.

"It's only because of the media blitz. We're putting him in where hopefully he will not get harmed," Lane said Friday.

"And that's where he'll stay for the next 45 days."

Lane said other inmates know who the 42-year-old Jaye is and why he's jailed, given that several inmates get newspapers, "so they know he's there."

The Republican from Macomb County's Washington Township was arrested March 5 in Macomb Township and charged with second-offense operating under the influence of alcohol. He is sentenced to 45 days in jail Thursday and almost immediately was moved from Macomb County to St. Clair County.

Lane said he has not talked to Jaye and does not plan to chat with him.










Senator Working In Kitchen of Jail
David Jaye Serving Sentence For Drunken Driving
Click On Detroit
July 17, 2000
Updated 12:50 p.m. EDT

PORT HURON, Mich. -- State senator David Jaye is working 12-14 hours a day in the kitchen of the Saint Clair County Jail. Jaye is serving a 45-day term for drunken driving. The Macomb County Republican pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

On Thursday, Jaye was sentenced by a Macomb County judge to serve 45 days in jail for drunken driving.

Police arrested Jaye in March after failing a breathalyzer test. Jaye pleaded guilty to driving drunk.

Jaye's already given up all his Senate committee assignments for the rest of the year and has been barred from some business travel.

Jaye was previously convicted of drunk driving in 1985 and 1993.

           






Senator Loses Committee Jobs
June 21, 2000
By From Tribune News Services.

LANSING, MICHIGAN — State Sen. David Jaye was stripped of his committee assignments Tuesday, a week after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

Senate Majority Leader Dan DeGrow (R-Port Huron) said Jaye will give up all committee assignments for the rest of the year and be barred from state-paid out-of-state business travel until next year.

"The Senate needed to take action," DeGrow said, adding that the decision was his alone.

Jaye, a 42-year-old Republican from Macomb County's Washington Township, was arrested March 5 and charged with second-offense operating under the influence of alcohol.

A test showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.11, slightly above the legal limit of 0.10 for drunken driving. On June 12, Jaye pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor count, which carries a 5- to 100-day jail sentence and fine. His license may also be suspended or revoked at his July 13 sentencing. Under DeGrow's sanctions, Jaye no longer will be the chairman of the Senate's Hunting, Fishing and Forestry Committee. He also will lose his seat on three others: Economic Development, International Trade and Regulatory Affairs; Families, Mental Health and Human Services; and Financial Services.

               




Jaye Stripped Of Committee Assignments
Senator Pleads Guilty To Drunken Driving Charge
Click On Detroit
June 20, 2000
Updated 11:21 p.m. EDT

LANSING -- State Sen. David Jaye was stripped of his committee assignments Tuesday, a week after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.

Senate Majority Leader Dan DeGrow, (R) Port Huron, said Jaye will give up all committee assignments for the rest of the year. He will also be barred from state-paid business travel that would take him out of state, until next year.

"The Senate needed to take action," DeGrow said. The decision was his alone, he added.

Jaye, 42, is a Republican from Macomb County's Washington Township was arrested March 5 in Macomb Township and charged with second-offense operating under the influence of alcohol.

A test showed his blood-alcohol level was .11, above the legal limit of .10 for drunken driving.

Jaye pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count on June 12, which carries a five- to 100-day jail sentence and fine. His license may also be suspended or revoked at his sentencing, set for July 13.

After his arrest Jaye said he has maintained a 100 percent attendance record in the Senate while attending alcohol abuse treatment. And, the senator says he plans to have family and friends drive him to work if he loses his license because of the ordeal.

Monday, July 10, 2000

Mayor Gerald "Ajax" Ackerman - Appeal- Port Huron

Also See:

Port Huron Mayor Gerald "Ajax" Ackerman charged for sexual assaults [April 07, 1999]

Port Huron Mayor Gerald "Ajax" Ackerman sentenced for CSC [June 16, 2000]

         





















 
 
 
 
 

Lionel Villarreal - Appeal