Man gets prison for driving in fireworks crowd - WNEM TV 5

Man gets prison for driving in fireworks crowd

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BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) -

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 14 months to 8 years in prison for driving a car through a crowd following the 2012 Bay City Fireworks Festival.

No one was seriously injured at the event.

The Associated Press reports Bay County Circuit Court Judge Harry P. Gill on Monday told Kason M. Weems that he was "driving in an exceedingly dangerous fashion." Gill says that based on testimony in the case it was "quite remarkable" that no one was killed.

Weems told the judge he didn't intend to harm anyone. The Saginaw man says he was "scared" and trying to get out of the area.

A jury in June convicted Weems of two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and 11 counts of misdemeanor assault.

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