Man arrested, accused of hit-and-run after fireworks - WNEM TV 5

Suspected fireworks hit-and-run driver arrested at Cedar Point

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

A man accused of a hit-and-run accident following the Bay City fireworks festival was arraigned Monday.

Police say the 22-year-old Saginaw man, identified in court documents as Kason Weems, hit three people and several cars, before crashing into a wooden fence. Police say he then fled the scene on foot.  Weems was arraigned in Bay County District Court with three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon for driving recklessly, driving on the sidewalk and allegedly striking three people and five cars while doing so.

It happened around 1 a.m. July 8 on Henry Street, just a couple of hours after the annual fireworks display.

Weems was arrested Friday afternoon at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, and remains lodged in the Bay County Jail on $100,000 bond. According to authorities, a Michigan State Police fugitive team contacted Cedar Point park police after learning the suspect could be there.

Park police arrested the man and lodged him at the Erie County jail until troopers arrived later to pick him up. Was it road rage or just bad driving to get around traffic? The prosecution said that will come out in court later.

No one was seriously injured during the incident.

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