[Adopted 2-3-2003 by Ord. No. 277 (Ch. 74, Art. V, of the 2000 Code of Ordinances)]
The Michigan Vehicle Code, Public Act 300 of 1949 of the State of Michigan, being codified at MCLA §§ 257.1 through 257.923, is hereby adopted in full by reference except as modified in this article.
References in the Michigan Vehicle Code to "local authorities," to "government" or to "governmental unit" shall mean the Village of Spring Lake.
Misdemeanor. Any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code, which describes an act, omission, or condition which is declared to be a criminal offense shall be processed as a misdemeanor. Unless some other penalty is expressly provided for by the Michigan Vehicle Code, any person found guilty of a misdemeanor under this article shall be subject to the imposition of a sentence which includes a fine of not more than $500, or imprisonment in the county jail for a maximum period of 93 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.
Civil infraction. Any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code which describes an act, omission, or condition which is declared to be a civil infraction shall be processed as a civil infraction as provided for under state law. Any person found responsible for a civil infraction may be ordered by the Judge or Magistrate to pay a civil fine and costs as well as such additional penalties as are provided for by state law.
Costs. When any person is found guilty of a criminal violation or responsible for a civil infraction pursuant to this article, the Judge or Magistrate shall summarily determine and tax the costs of the action which shall include all expenses, direct and indirect, to which the Village has incurred relative to the violation or infraction up to the entry of judgment.