Charges could soon be issued in crash that injured Oakland Co. Exec. L. Brooks Patterson

(WXYZ) - Charges could soon be issued in the crash that injured Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and three others.

The Oakland County Prosecutor is now reviewing a detailed report presented today by Auburn Hills Police in the crash that happened back on August 10 th

Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton tells 7 Action News that if fault is found, the driver could face 93 days in jail. 

Civil liability would be in addition to that.

Auburn Hills Police have said the driver of the second car turned left in front of Patterson's car and failed to yield.  That driver was only identified as a 31-year-old and was not seriously injured. 

His 51-year-old passenger did have serious injuries.

Police also said that Patterson and his driver were not wearing seat belts.  Patterson is 73 and his driver is 60-year-old James Cram, a retired Michigan State Police Sergeant. 

The extent of their injuries has not been made public.  But sources say their recovery could take weeks.

The crash happened at the corner of Walton and Opdyke Roads. 

Weather and alcohol have been ruled out as factors.

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