Man waives vehicle assault hearing


A Nicholson-area man waived his preliminary hearing Monday in Montrose District Court in a case stemming from a Dec. 13 crash in Dimock Twp.

Shannon Vanvleck, 34, was charged with felony counts of aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI; and endangering the welfare of children. Misdemeanor counts of DUI and selling/furnishing liquor to a minor, along with other summary charges were also lodged against him.

According to the affidavit, Vanvleck was transported by helicopter for medical treatment of injuries he sustained in the crash. The juvenile passenger sustained minor injuries.

The juvenile told police that he and Vanvleck had been drinking prior to the crash. He also stated Vanvleck was driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident.