Tractor driver charged after 2-year-old rider falls, dies


BRANDON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man who was driving a tractor when a 2-year-old boy fell off and died was charged in his death, the Oakland County sheriff said.

Anthony Davis, 33, had a blood-alcohol level last Saturday that exceeded the 0.08 limit for drivers, the sheriff’s office said.

He was charged with causing death while operating an off-road vehicle while drunk. Davis was also charged with a misdemeanor. He was released after appearing in court.

It wasn’t immediately known if Davis has a lawyer who could comment.

Davis was giving a pair of 2-year-old cousins a ride on a tractor when Roman Wager fell and died in Brandon Township.

“Time and time again we stress the need to never mix piloting a vehicle of any kind with drinking alcohol,” Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.


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