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DUI charges in crash that killed Pontiac Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier, police dog 'Draco'

Friday, November 01, 2013
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A man is charged with DUI in the crash that killed Pontiac Police Officer Casey Kohlmeier and his K-9 partner, police dog ''Draco.''

Jason C. Collins, 33, of West Columbia, South Carolina, is charged with aggravated DUI in the the crash on October 30 on I-55. Kohlmeier's squad car was in the median when it was struck by the vehicle driven by Collins, official said.

Collins was taken into custody after he was dismissed from a local hospital on October 31, 2013. He is at Livingston County Jail, awaiting his arraignment on the felony charges.


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