Couple sentenced for alcohol at party linked to fatal crash

Kent County

ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP/WOOD) — A West Michigan couple has been sentenced to 15 days each in a county jail after an 18-year-old who had drank alcohol during a party at their home later was killed in a crash.

Court records show that David and Nichole Kooistra pleaded no contest Monday in Kent County District Court to misdemeanor allowing alcohol consumption by a minor on premises at a social gathering. Each also has to pay fines and complete one year of probation.

An undated courtesy photo of John Holmes.

Police have said that John Holmes’ blood-alcohol content was about three times Michigan’s legal limit when the car he was driving went off a road last June, flipped and caught fire.

—News 8 contributed to this report.

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