Mussey Twp., MI man Victor Aguinaga arrested & charged following fatal Shelby Township crash

A 44-year-old Mussey Twp., MI man was charged with DUI-related offenses today in Shelby District Court.

On May 9, 2023, around Sabrina Dr. in Shelby Township, it is claimed that Victor Aguinaga was driving his Chevy Tahoe west when he crossed over into eastbound traffic and struck a Kia Sorento. At the scene, the Kia’s victim was pronounced dead.

Possession of a Controlled Substance less than 25g (Four Year Felony), Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death (15 Year Felony), Driving While License Suspended Causing Death (15 Year Felony), and Open Intoxicants (90 Day Misdemeanor) are the charges brought against Aguinaga.

This afternoon, Aguinaga was formally charged before Jim Verploeg, the 41A Shelby Township District Court Magistrate. Bond was imposed by Magistrate Verploeg at $500,000 cash/surety with post-release drug and alcohol testing and tethering.

In front of Shelby Twp. District Court Judge Douglas Shepherd, the probable cause hearing is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm, and the preliminary examination is slated for Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 3:00 pm.

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