Midland police officer on leave after being involved in drunk-driving crash, police chief says

Midland Police Department
Midland Police Department(WNEM)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 8:11 AM EST
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MIDLAND CO., Mich. (WNEM) - A Midland police officer has been placed on administrative leave after being involved in an off-duty crash where they may have been super drunk.

The one-car crash happened about 11:20 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the area of Monroe and N. Sturgeon Road in Midland County’s Larkin Township.

Investigators said the officer was driving their personal vehicle.

The officer was off duty at the time and is alleged to have been driving drunk.

The officer was charged with three counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level of 0.17 or higher, which falls under Michigan’s super drunk offense. The officer was also charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and possessing a firearm while under the influence.

The officer is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, Midland Police Chief Nicole Ford said.