Off-duty deputy from Calhoun County arrested

LEROY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Calhoun County Sheriff’s deputy who was found unresponsive behind the wheel of his car is facing charges.

In a news release, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was off-duty when he was arrested early Friday morning by Michigan State Police.

Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Saxton told 24 Hour News 8 that another driver spotted the deputy’s personal vehicle stopped at the intersection of 4 Mile Road and H Drive South in Leroy Township around 2 a.m. Friday and called 911.

After MSP troopers arrived, they arrested the deputy on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was taken to the Calhoun County Jail and then transferred to the Kalamazoo County Jail, but has not been formally charged.

Saxton said the deputy, whose name has not been released, has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

The sheriff said the deputy has been with the department for more than 10 years and is currently serving in the law enforcement division, which means he’s typically on the street.

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