GHT Fire/Rescue officer arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

A Grand Haven Township fire department officer arrested early this week on suspicion of drunk driving is on "restricted duties,' pending a meeting with township officials, Township Manager Bill Cargo said this morning.
Becky Vargo
Jan 20, 2012


“He is not responding to medicals, fires or anything else,” Cargo said.

Lt. Bryce Dennings, 42, was arrested about 3 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 96 in Crockery Township after his car slid off the road, said Lt. Steve Kempker of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

Kempker declined to release what type of test was used; but once the results are back, he said Dennings would be arraigned in Ottawa County District Court in Grand Haven.

Dennings was taken to the Ottawa County Jail after the arrest, but is no longer in custody.

Dennings was not on duty at the time of the incident and was not responding to a call, Cargo said.

The township manager said he has talked with the township’s attorney, personnel manager and fire chief.

“We have determined an appropriate course of action based on the union contract and township management rights,” Cargo said.

Officials will meet with Dennings on Friday morning, the next time the firefighter was scheduled to come into work.


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