Authorities say an off-duty Battle Creek police officer accused in a drunken driving crash will be charged.
Calhoun County Prosecutor Susan Mladenoff tells the Battle Creek Enquirer she'll charge the 37-year-old officer with a felony of resisting and obstructing police officers and two misdemeanors of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and failure to report an accident.
Authorities say the charges stem from a July 31 crash when the officer was driving 100 mph before striking a curb, two mailboxes and two signs. A police report says he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.285 percent. The legal limit in Michigan is 0.08 percent.
The officer was suspended for 20 days. A lieutenant in the car at the time of the crash also was demoted.