Calhoun Co. deputy charged with OWI

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A Calhoun County sheriff’s deputy faces four charges after after being arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving under the influence.

Court records show Noemi Garza is scheduled to be arraigned June 26.

She faces misdemeanor charges of operating while intoxicated, failure to stop after collision and possession of a firearm while under the influence. She is also accused of attempted resisting and obstructing an officer.

The deputy was arrested by officers with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety after being involved in an accident near the intersection of Douglas Avenue and Forbes Street in Kalamazoo Saturday morning.

Court records show Garza refused to take a breathalyzer test, resulting in a fine.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office is not discussing the incident, but did say the deputy has been placed on administrative leave while it conducts an internal investigation.

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