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Rockford sergeant sentenced for drunk driving

Posted at 3:36 PM, Jul 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-17 15:49:25-04
Aaron Sawyer

Aaron Sawyer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Rockford Police Sgt. Aaron Michael Sawyer was sentenced to a year of probation Friday after pleading guilty to drunk driving, according to officials with Kent County 63rd District Court.

Sawyer, 32, was arrested May 31 by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department.   According to Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Chris Becker, Sawyer’s blood-alcohol content was at least 0.17, which is more than twice the legal limit.

That means he was charged under the state’s “super drunk laws.”

Sawyer was also ordered to pay $1,240 in fines and court costs.  He was given credit for one day served in jail and had the rest of a 93-day jail sentence suspended, court officials said.

According to MLive, he has been suspended without pay from the Rockford Police Department.