FREEPORT, MI (WKZO) -- A Police Chief arrested for drunk driving will get a special prosecutor. Barry County Prosecutor Tom Evans says because Freeport Police Chief Mark Sheldon is also deputized, it’s ethically prudent that he recuse himself. The Kalamazoo County Prosecutors office will take over the file.
Because Sheldon allegedly had a blood alcohol count that was over twice the legal limit when he was pulled over by Hastings police, he may be charged under Michigan’s new Super-drunk law and face stiffer fines and penalties if convicted.
Sheldon has taken a voluntary unpaid 60-day leave of absence from his job.