Sturgis Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Drunk Driving
Wednesday Nov 26, 2014 4:57pm
(KALAMAZOO) – A Sturgis Police Officer has plead not guilty to charges in Kalamazoo County District Court.
According to WWMT, Officer Bryan Stuck entered the plea Wednesday morning to charges of operating while intoxicated and for operating with a blood alcohol content of .17 or more, which is a violation of the State's “super drunk” law.
The charges were filed in relation to an incident that happened in October. Stuck was leaving a restaurant and bar in Climax at 2:30 AM on October 26 after celebrating his 29th birthday. Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department officials say Stuck crashed through a guard rail a short distance from the establishment, rolled his truck and then ran to a friend's house for help.
Stuck remains free on bond, but was given strict orders by the judge to not purchase, possess or consume any alcohol. Stuck is also not allowed to go any place where they sell alcohol by the glass.
Stuck has been on two weeks suspension, but is now back to work. Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoffrey Smith says mandatory counseling has been required for Stuck and a last chance agreement has been agreed to.
A pre-trial hearing will be held sometime in December.