Remember dad DANIEL NICHOLS, the one who ran over his 5-year-old son while he was in a tent? That was back in early July. Dad has now been extradicted back to Georgia, where he's charged with violating probation on a felony child-abuse conviction.
Dad in Hoffmaster incident extradited to Georgia
by Local reports The Muskegon Chronicle
Sunday August 16, 2009, 3:50 AM
MUSKEGON COUNTY -- The man who ran over his 5-year-old son in a tent at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park has been extradited back to Georgia to face an unrelated charge.
A company hired by Georgia authorities picked up Daniel Nichols, 27, from the Muskegon County Jail on Monday. Nichols was returned to Liberty County, Ga., where he's charged with violating probation on a felony child-abuse conviction.
A Muskegon County investigation continues into the July 8 incident that seriously injured Nichols' son.
Local authorities await results of Nichols' toxicology report. That report will help the Muskegon County Prosecutor's Office determine whether any charges will be brought against Nichols for the incident.
Police said Nichols was warming up the family's sport utility vehicle when he apparently fell asleep and rolled onto a tent containing his wife, Ardis, his son, and a 2-year-old daughter, police said. The son was seriously injured and was treated at DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids. He since has been released.
Norton Shores Police ordered an inspection of the vehicle shortly after the incident, but the results have not been released.