Thursday, October 09, 2008

Officer Mark Szweda Suspended for Drunk Driving



SOUTH BEND


A South Bend police officer who admitted to drunk driving is now serving a 21-day unpaid suspension.

The Public Safety Board handed down the punishment Wednesday morning.

Nappanee Police arrested Mark Szweda in August. They say he was going 62 in a 35 mph zone.
In addition to the suspension Szweda will have to participate in an alcohol treatment program.

The punishment adopted was recommended by Police Chief Daryll Boykins.

“Anytime an officer, whether it’s DUI or any type of discipline, has to go through the Board of Works they can take my recommendation or go with their own,” Boykins explained.

A judge sentenced Szweda to one year in jail, but suspended that and placed him on probation.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Sarge. A true professional. He is sorely missed.

NDFightingIrishWife said...

What a crap article. Perhaps we should expose the skeletons in YOUR closet? Mark was one of the greatest friends, most loyal, and an outstanding officer who protected the people of South Bend impeccably and without fail. He is sorely missed. Shame on the writer.