SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 UPDATE: Oakland Township’s Attorney involved in Driving under the influence (DUI) incident

SEPTEMBER 9 UPDATE:

ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2014, THE DETROIT FREE PRESS PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE PERTAINING TO A SUBJECT PREVIOUSLY REPORTED ON THIS WEBSITE.   THE ARTICLE REPORTS ON A DUI INCIDENT IN 2013.  THE ARTICLE PROVIDES SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON OAKLAND TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY DAN KELLY’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE INCIDENT.

HERE IS THE FREE PRESS ARTICLE:

 SEPTEMBER 8TH FREE PRESS ARTICLE

SOME NEW INFORMATION THAT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL POST INCLUDES:

  • THE VEHICLE INVOLVED WAS OWNED BY OAKLAND TOWNSHIP’s HIRED ATTORNEY DAN KELLY
  • DAN KELLY WAS SEATED IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR
  • DAN KELLY WAS SEEN BY THE OFFICER MOVING A HALF FULL BEER BOTTLE FROM THE FRONT OF THE CAR TO A COOLER IN THE BACK
  • THERE WERE THREE HALF FULL BEER BOTTLES IN THE COOLER
  • DAN KELLY DENIED HAVING AN OPEN BOTTLE OF BEER IN THE CAR
  • DAN KELLY TOLD POLICE THAT THE BEER WAS FROM EARLIER THAT NIGHT
  • THERE WERE THREE PEOPLE IN THE VEHICLE –  DEPUTY OAKLAND COUNTY EXECUTIVE MATTHEW GIBB, FORMER ORION TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR CHRIS BARNETT AND ORION AND OAKLAND TOWNSHIP ATTORNEY DAN KELLY. 

HERE IS THE ORIGINAL POST ON THIS TOPIC:

Oakland Township’s Attorney involved in Driving under the influence (DUI) incident

Richard Michalski

7 thoughts on “SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 UPDATE: Oakland Township’s Attorney involved in Driving under the influence (DUI) incident

  1. saveourtwp

    This is inexcusable!! Everyone should either go to the next meeting, or email the Board directly to DEMAND THE FIRING OF DAN KELLY IMMEDIATELY!! ZERO TOLERANCE for drunken, reckless, devious and ILLEGAL behavior from an ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENT THE PUBLIC!!! WE PAY HIM!!!! Shame on Supervisor Chris Barnett too! Apparently Matt Gibb was the least legally intoxicated of the three to drive. Matt Gibb is a fool. Kelly and Barnett are idiots! NO ETHICS! What example does this set to kids. Kelly actually TRIED TO COVER UP A CRIME SCENE!! This is OUR attorney Oakland Twp! He is making $100,000’s of us, thanks to his good buddy Gonser paving the way. This is all part of the good ole’ boys network! I’m so disgusted!

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  2. saveourtwp

    Kelly LIED in his letter to Mr. Duenow, (thank you Mr Duenow!) and to The Review journalist. Kelly stated, “he wished he hadn’t allowed Matt Gibb to drive that night and he didn’t know Matt was drinking because he wan’t with him prior to the evening.” The arresting office tells a completely different story. There were three people, not two in the car, Supervisor Chris Barnett was a partier too that day turns out. ANOTHER detail left out by Kelly. Also, three open containers, not just one. Kelly and Barnett were also HIGHLY intoxicated. The three stooges. I agree, Kelly has to go. Major cover up here. I don’t know anyone who has ever had such a sweet deal like Matt got with a DUI. They all need to spend time with grieving families who have lost spouses, children, siblings and parents to arrogant jerks like them having no regard for the innocent. Kelly should have been reprimanded in some way for representing Gibb without divulging his involvement in the crime. This is really bad for TWO Townships, not just Oakland Twp. Residents from BOTH communities need to take a stand. We have a common problem with Lake Orion. Kelly must be fired!

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  3. richardjmichalski Post author

    During the selection process for our Township Attorney, one of Supervisor Gonser’s supporters stood at the podium and commented that Dan Kelly is an award winning attorney in the South East Michigan area. May God help us if Dan Kelly’s ‘ethics’ are the best that the legal profession in our area can offer. From my perspective, Kelly should be dis-barred. How can the citizens of Oakland Township be willing to pay for legal opinions from a man as unethical as Dan Kelly?

    One again, the statement that “A person’s actions will tell you everything you need to know” applies to the leaders in our Township!

    Have the citizens of Oakland Township ‘seen enough’ to realize what our Township has become?

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  4. alanjadams

    “. . . God help us if Dan Kelly’s ‘ethics’ are the best that the legal profession in our area can offer.”.

    Maybe he’s such a good attorney BECAUSE of those ‘ethics’. . .

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    1. richardjmichalski Post author

      I guess the people who determined that Dan Kelly is an ‘award winning’ attorney may have a warped value system. All I know is that our former attorney, Steve Joppich, was an honorable, honest individual that our current Supervisor and Board wanted to get rid of in an apparent search for someone that would ‘tell them what they wanted to hear’.

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