Detroit Man Charged In Fatal Car Crash on Jefferson Avenue

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Jimi Pierowich, 30 (DOB:04/20/88), of Detroit in connection with a fatal car crash that killed Daryl Y. Brown, 50, was a retired Sterling Heights police sergeant.

On December 21,2018 at approximately 2:15 a.m. Brown was walking across East Jefferson Avenue and Beaubien with a male relative. As they crossed the street it is alleged that Pierowich was driving his car under the influence of alcohol when he struck Brown with his vehicle. Detroit police and medics were dispatched to the scene and conveyed Brown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Pierowich was later located and arrested by the police.

The defendant has been charged with Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death.* He was arraigned today in 34th District Court in Romulus and received a 10,000/10% bond with an alcohol tether. Then Probable Cause Conference is on January 2, 2019, and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for January 7, 2019. His attorney is Elias Murwad.

"This is a very sad case. Mr. Brown was a man who dedicated his life to protect the public from harm. The alleged acts of the defendant took retired Sgt. Brown, from his family, friends, and the citizens of Sterling Heights. The defendant received a 10,000/10% bond with an alcohol tether. The Wayne County Prosecutor's office will look at the appropriateness of this bond and address it in court," said Prosecutor Worthy.

*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.