White Pigeon Village Council’s personnel committee was assigned the task of reviewing an April incident involving police chief Lynn “Dutch” Baker and Sgt. William Burgoyne.
Village president Dan Czajkowski said the village council met in executive session this week and delegated the matter to the three-person committee. Czajkowski said evidence will be reviewed and interviews conducted before the committee makes a recommendation on potential repercussions against the two.
Baker and Burgoyne were involved in a rollover crashApril 12 in Branch County’s Sherwood Township. A police report of the incident indicated empty containers of beer and an ice chest were found in the wreckage.
Neither Baker nor Burgoyne answered questions asked by investigating troopers. It is believed Burgoyne was behind the wheel of the car at the time of the incident. They both had a blood-alcohol level of 0.13 percent, according to the police report.