Police Hearing for DUI

The Associated Press is reporting that White Pigeon’s police chief and a village police sergeant were drunk af­ter the car in which they were riding rolled off a Branch County road last month.

Chief Lynn “Dutch” Baker and Sgt. William Burgoyne reportedly both had blood- alcohol contents of 0.13 percent after the April 12 inci­dent in Sherwood Town­ship.

A Michigan State Po­lice report says they re­fused to answer ques­tions at the scene, im­mediately take breath or field sobriety tests or say who was driving. Troop­ers, however, believe Burgoyne was driving.

Burgoyne is accused of operating under the influence and transporting open intox­icants. A pretrial hear­ing has been scheduled for June 18.

The two are being represented by attorney Timo­thy Reed.

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