Man charged with DUI in death of K-9 officer, service dog

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A man from South Carolina has been charged in connection with the death of a Pontiac police officer and his K-9 partner.

The Livingston County States Attorney’s Office has charged Jason Collins, 33, with a DUI.

Collins was driving northbound on Interstate 55 when his pick up truck allegedly struck Officer Kohlmeier’s SUV in the center cross over.

A memorial service for Kohlmeier will be held Saturday at Pontiac High School.

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  • Brian Millersmith

    DUI is NOT enough!!! 1st degree MURDER for the deaths of TWO Officers. He needs to be then taken out in the middle of I-55 where the accident occurred, have a heavy chain attached to one ankle, the other end secured into the pavement. Then, let cars rip. The first one to KILL him wins $1,000.

  • calvin

    While I clearly beliieve that this person is responsible for this death, perhaps the time has come to revisit how police do their work……….increasing numbers of patrolmen have been getting killed while stopped……maybe this needs to be stopped

  • louise

    Maybe if they start charging drunk drivers with 1st degree murder, this will change. Much like the guy who killed the bicyclist while he was drunk and speeding, who should be in jail instead of out on bail. How can someone just be charged with a DUI when they killed someone.