WATERFORD, Mich., (WXYZ) - The attorney for L. Brooks Patterson held a news conference Tuesday morning to release a key piece of information regarding the serious crash involving the Oakland County Executive and his security officer James Cram.
According to Patterson's attorney, toxicology reports have been released in the case and indicate that neither Patterson or Cram had alcohol or illegal drugs in their systems at the time of the crash.
"The purpose of this limited release of medical records it to put an end once and for all to the issue whether or not Mr. Patterson or Mr. cram had alcohol in their blood at the time of the accident or any other drug that was testified for by the laboratory at McLaren Oakland," said Steven Potter, Patterson's attorney.
During the press conference, Potter said the defense attorney for the driver of the other car suggested alcohol was a factor.
"I never suggested any type of innuendo of alcohol being involved with either Mr. Patterson or Mr. Cram," said Josh Nucian during a phone call with Action News. Nucian represents Anthony Prainito, who was driving the car that allegedly caused the accident by turning front of Patterson's vehicle.
Patterson has been moved to a rehabilitation facility in metro Detroit to undergo two weeks of physical therapy.
His goal is to return to his duties as Oakland County Executive in two to four weeks.
Patterson and Cram were seriously injured in the August 10 automobile accident in Auburn Hills involving another driver.
Patterson was released from McLaren Oakland Hospital September 14 to continue intensive physical therapy. Cram remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
Prainito's passenger, who was the only one wearing a seatbelt, is recovering from a broken pelvis.
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