Lt. Gov.’s brother faces possible jail time for hit-and-run

A mug shot of John Calley

IONIA, Mich. (WOOD)—The brother of Michigan’s lieutenant governor could be heading to jail.

John Calley pleaded no contest Tuesday to reckless driving and failing to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident.

The charges carry punishments of 93 days and a year in jail, respectively.

The charges stem from an incident at a gas station south of Ionia on Jan. 28.

Surveillance video obtained by 24 Hour News 8 shows a woman grabbing onto the handle of Calley’s SUV,  running along the vehicle, then losing her footing as the vehicle drives away.

The woman was dragged several yards; witnesses said the SUV also ran her over.

Calley told police he was angry with the woman for stealing $20 and prescription drugs from him in the past, but he didn’t know he had hit her.

In a separate case, Calley pleaded guilty to 3rd degree retail fraud, which carries a sentence of up to a year in jail.

Calley will be sentenced in Ionia County on Dec. 7.

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