Owner of Lansing party bus company convicted on insurance charge

Posted at 2:37 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 09:38:45-04

The owner of a Lansing party bus company has been convicted on a misdemeanor charge of not having insurance on a motor vehicle.

Court records indicate Christopher Staggs was found guilty by a jury on Tuesday in Clinton County District Court. His bond was canceled, and Staggs was booked into the Clinton County Jail. Sentencing is set for July 17th. He faces a $500 fine and up to one year in jail.

Staggs was pulled over and charged on December 9th, 2017. He is the owner of ''

The company came under fire in October of 2017, when a group of MSU students got stranded after two of it's buses were pulled over during a trip to an apple orchard near St. Johns. Staggs was initially charged with four misdemeanor counts of not having insurance, but the charges were later dropped and replaced with civil infractions.

MDOT told FOX 47 in October that '' had not been licensed since September of 2016. The state had received 8 complaints about the company that year.

A request for comment from Staggs' lawyer was not immediately returned.