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Man who crashed into Ferris wheel sentenced

Daniel Lewis was sentenced Monday to 28 days in jail with a 28 day credit, so he will not severe any more jail time. (Courtesy: Presque Isle Sheriff's Office)

PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- A 52-year-old man who crashed into a Ferris wheel during a festival has been sentenced.

Daniel Lewis was sentenced Monday to 28 days in jail with a 28 day credit, so he will not serve any more jail time.

He was also sentenced to 24 months of probation and must pay $8,411.42 in restitution.

Back in February, Lewis pleaded no contest to charges of driving reckless, obstructing/resisting police officer and malicious destruction of property.

The crash happened back in August on Erie Street near First Street during the Nautical City Festival.

According to Rogers City Police Department, Lewis crashed into a parked vehicle, pushing that vehicle into an active Ferris wheel. Police say the Ferris wheel was pushed several feet.

Police were told by witnesses that before the crash, they saw a black SUV traveling east on Erie Street at a very high rate of speed and blowing through stop signs. Witnesses estimated the person was going more than 80 mph in a 25 mph zone.

No one was injured in the incident.

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