ESCANABA, MI-- A 32-year-old Gladstone man has been sentenced to a year in jail for hitting and killing a man with his truck in Bay de Noc Township in 2012.
Paul McCarty struck 73-year-old Kenneth Rogus of downstate Oxford as Rogus walked eastward along the side of New Wilsey Road that September. McCarty said he didn’t see Rogus because the morning sun was in his eyes. He was driving on a suspended license.
For the charge of moving violation causing death McCarty was sentenced to a year in jail with credit for one day served, plus fines and costs.
On the charge of operating a motor vehicle while license suspended causing serious injury McCarty was given a one-year delay of sentence. The felony will be expunged from his record if he completes the terms of his probation. He cannot drive for a year.
A felony charge of operating a motor vehicle while license suspended, causing death was dismissed in exchange for McCarty’s no contest plea on the other two charges.