Lt. Gov.’s brother questioned after hit-and-run; released

A still image from a surveillance camera showing the woman attempting to get inside the SUV. (Jan. 29, 2015/Courtesy Ionia Co. Sheriff's Office)


ORANGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – The brother of Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley has been questioned by investigators but is not in police custody, two days after he turned himself in after allegedly running over and dragging a 24-year-old woman with an SUV, authorities say.

Ionia County Sheriff Dean Miller confirmed to 24 Hour News 8 Friday that the alleged victim is now cooperating in the investigation.

Miller added that the sheriff’s detectives are still conducting interviews in the incident and are submitting evidence to the laboratory for testing.

John Calley, 25, turned himself in Thursday and said he had no idea his SUV had dragged the woman, sources tell 24 Hour News 8.

Deputies were called to the Pilot Gas Station at 7205 S. State Road around 5 p.m. Wednesday for a single-vehicle injury crash.

Investigators determined that while the woman was trying to get into the SUV from the passenger side, John Calley took off from the gas station, dragging her and then running her over in the parking lot.

Details on the relationship between John Calley and the alleged victim were not released by authorities.

Lt. Gov. Calley told 24 Hour News 8’s political reporter Rick Albin Thursday that he was aware of the incident but had no comment.

The woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. She is expected to be okay.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office at 616.527.5737 or Silent Observer at 616.527.0107.

**Correction: A previous version of this story stated Calley turned himself in on Wednesday. That was incorrect. He turned himself in on Thursday.

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