Former undersheriff sentenced for OWI in Traverse City
TRAVERSE CITY, MI— Houghton County’s former undersheriff was sentenced in Grand Traverse County this week on a drunk driving charge.
Kevin Coppo was arrested March 3 in Traverse City. He allegedly drove a truck owned by the Houghton County Sheriff’s Department into a parked vehicle in the Great Wolf Lodge parking lot.
Coppo pleaded guilty in June to operating under the influence of liquor with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.17 and failure to report an accident. Failure to stop after a collision was dropped.
Coppo was sentenced to 18 months’ probation and $1,225 in fines and costs.
He resigned from the Houghton County Sheriff's Office in May.