2 officers disciplined after drunken driving crash involving off-duty police in Battle Creek
Off duty Battle Creek police in trouble after drunk driving crash leads to suspension
Police in Battle Creek have disciplined two members of the department following a drunken driving crash involving an off-duty officer.
The Battle Creek Enquirer and WOOD-TV report police on Thursday released a report about the July 31 crash that said the officer was driving 100 mph before striking a curb, two mailboxes and two signs.
The report says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.285 percent.
The legal limit in Michigan is 0.08 percent.
The 37-year-old officer has been suspended for 20 days.
A prosecutor is deciding whether to bring charges.
Another off-duty officer also was in the car.
The department says there was a lack of a complete investigation, so a lieutenant has been demoted.
Chief Jackie Hampton, however, says there was no attempted cover-up in the case.