Lt. gov.’s brother gets probation for hit-and-run

A mug shot of John Calley

IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — The brother of Michigan’s lieutenant governor will not spend any more time in jail for a January hit-and-run.

John Calley was sentenced Monday to time served for one day in jail, 18 months of probation, and fines and court costs.

In October, he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving and failing to stop at the scene of a personal injury accident.

The charges were linked to a Jan. 28 incident near Ionia in which Calley hit a woman with his SUV and then took off. 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 later 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.

He is the younger brother to Lt. Gov. Brian Calley.

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