Detroit man charged in crash that killed retired officer

ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Detroit man in connection with a car crash that killed a retired suburban police sergeant and husband of a judge.

Wayne County prosecutors say 30-year-old Jimi Pierowich was charged Saturday with driving while drunk causing a death. He was arraigned in a Romulus court, issued a $10,000 bond for which he’s required to pay 10 percent and issued a leg tether that detects alcohol.

Defense attorney Paul Stabelin declined comment because he hasn’t received any evidence.

Prosecutors say 50-year-old Daryl Brown was crossing a street in downtown Detroit early Friday when he was struck. He died of his injuries at a hospital.

Brown retired from the Sterling Heights police last year after 26 years and was married to Macomb County Circuit Judge Jennifer Faunce.