GRPD officer arrested, placed on administrative leave

Posted at 10:09 AM, Oct 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-16 14:14:19-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids Police Department officer was arrested early Sunday for failing to report an accident and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Michigan State Police troopers arrested an off-duty 46-year-old GRPD officer after he was involved in a single-car accident and left the scene. The officer exceeded the legal limit of .08 blood alcohol content following a breath test that measured his blood alcoholic content.

He was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. The officer then was transported to the Kent County Correctional Facility.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

MSP is conducting the investigation and will present its findings to the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office upon completion of the investigation. The Grand Rapids Police Department’s Internal Affairs Unit will conduct an administrative investigation.

The officer is a 23-year veteran of the department. He has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.