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Thu August 30, 2012
Case dismissed against Gladstone Post commander
SAULT STE. MARIE, MI-- The commander of the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post will not go to trial in Chippewa County on a drunken driving charge.
The case against Lieutenant William Smith was dismissed Wednesday.
Smith refused a field sobriety test when he was arrested July 7 after he got into an accident with his personal vehicle. During a preliminary exam the defense said a search warrant to check Smith’s blood alcohol level while he was jailed was signed by a non-acting magistrate of the court. The defense asked that a test registering a blood alcohol level of .13 be dismissed as a result. The legal limit is .08. The judge agreed and threw out the case.
It’s unknown whether or not Smith will resume his duties at the Gladstone Post.