Brighton man charged after allegedly throwing sandbag off overpass, hitting car

NOVI, MI — A Brighton man accused of throwing sandbags off of an overpass and hitting a car earlier this week was arraigned on a felony charge Wednesday. David Garcia, 41, appeared in 52-1 District Court for a charge of throwing objects at trains/cars causing serious impairment and was given a cash bond of $50,000.

Garcia was charged in the case after he allegedly threw several sandbags off of the overpass at I-96 near Old Plank Road Sunday night. Police say they were called to the scene around 11 p.m. for a one-car crash and eventually determined that the vehicle in the crash belonged to Garcia.

Following the crash, police say Garcia walked up the offramp and into a construction area where he found the sandbags. he began hurling them off the overpass and actually hit a vehicle driven by a woman traveling along westbound I-96. The sandbag crashed through her windshield and she was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

After allegedly throwing the sandbags, Garcia was picked up by a passerby who gave him a ride to his home in Brighton. During the trip the driver says Garcia told him all about what happened that evening. After dropping Garcia off, he called police and told them where to find Garcia.

Police made contact with Garcia and interviewed him. They also recovered shoes that matched show prints found at the scene of the construction site. Garcia was taken into custody at that time. The charge of throwing objects at trains/cars causing serious impairment is a 10-year felony.


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