Jury acquits man in the traffic death of Michigan state trooper

PONTIAC, Michigan. – A Detroit-area man is found not guilty for the death of a Michigan State Police trooper who died when he was struck and dragged several miles by a trailer along a highway.

An Oakland County jury in Pontiac returned not guilty verdicts Wednesday against 71-year-old Charles Warren Jr. Waterford.

Warren was charged with two crimes, including reckless driving causing death.

In 2015, Trooper Chad Wolf was on a motorcycle that collided with the trailer near the Interstate 75 in Springfield Township. The trailer is being pulled by Warren’s vehicle.

Attorney Neil Rockind told jurors that Wolf’s death was tragic, but not a crime. Prosecutor David Hutson said Warren made some wrong choices.

The 38-year-old Wolf was born in Geneseo, Illinois, and attended high school in Annawan, Illinois.

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