Colorado Springs

Who is Michael Fay?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Michael Fay, 53, appeared for a video advisement hearing on Tuesday for his suspected involvement to the death of an 18-year-old Falcon High School senior.

Michael Finley had around a month left of school when he was killed in a crash last Friday.

For Fay, who is currently being held in the El Paso County Jail, this is not the first time he's been in front of a judge.

A search of the Colorado court system showed in 1993 that Fay was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol in Teller County. That charge was dismissed by the District Attorney.

However, around that same time, Fay pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while ability impaired (DWAI), a lesser charge than DUI.

In 2008, Fay pleaded guilty to trespassing charges. He was sentenced with probation and community service for that crime.

In addition to those crimes, Fay made a guilty plea in a false reporting case in 2010, and he also pleaded guilty to providing false information to a pawn broker in 2006.

Michael Fay will be in court again next Monday.

He was originally being held on a $10,000 bond, but that was raised to $25,000 on Tuesday.

Right now, Michael Fay faces up to 12 years in prison if he is found guilty of vehicular homicide, which is a felony.

He is also facing DUI charges. 


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