GRPD officer arrested for OWI after single-car crash

(file photo)
(file photo)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids police officer was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and failure to report an accident early Sunday morning.

Grand Rapids police say the 46-year-old officer was involved in a single-car crash and left the scene. He was off-duty at the time of the crash. Michigan State Police arrested the officer.

Police say the officer’s blood alcohol content was above the legal limit of .08. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.

Sources identified the officer as Michael Rozema. According to the GRPD 2014 Annual Report, Rozema won several awards from the department that year, including a Team Performance Award and an Achievement Award.

A release from the Grand Rapids Police Department says MSP is handling the investigation and will present its findings directly to Kent County Prosecutor’s Office. GRPD says the department’s Internal Affairs unit will conduct an administrative investigation.

The officer was lodged at the Kent County Correctional Facility. GRPD says the officer, who has been with the department for 23 years, was placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.


GRPD 2014 Annual Report