CHEBOYGAN, Mich. (WKOW) – A man accused of causing a Lake Huron oil spill has been charged with breaking anti-pollution laws.
Scotland Stivers, 50, of Superior is charged with a felony of violating the Water Resources Protection Act. He also faces three misdemeanor charges.
Stivers surrendered to Cheboygan County Sheriff's Department last week and was released on bond.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment says Stivers moored three boats on Lake Huron's Duncan Bay near the tip of the Lower Peninsula.
One of them sank last August. Storms sank the other two, causing oil to wash onto the beach at Cheboygan State Park in October.
A preliminary examination is scheduled for Feb. 9.
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