Grand Rapids police officer arraigned on OWI charge

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Michael Rozema in court Tuesday

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Grand Rapids police officer was officially arraigned Tuesday on drunk driving charges.

Michael Rozema was arrested early on October 16 after leaving the scene of a minor crash by Michigan State Police. Police say that Rozema took a breath test and had a blood alcohol content over .08, which is the legal limit in Michigan.

Rozema is charged with Operating While Intoxicated and Failing to Report An Accident.  Both are misdemeanors.

He faces a maximum of 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.  He could also get six points added to his driving record and have his driver’s license suspended for between six months and two years.

Rozema entered a not guilty plea at the hearing.  He is under bond to not use alcohol.  His next hearing will be Nov. 17.

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3 comments

  • steve

    Why isn’t anybody revealing where the offense occurred? Also,the article says that he may lose his license for six months. I thought that it was mandatory.

      • Melissa

        He has to be convicted first… that’s why it says he “may”, meaning if he’s found guilty, since he pleaded not guilty. There are plenty of ways a lawyer can get it thrown out.. if you got the money to pay for it 🙂