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Ex-prosecutor sentenced to night in jail

December 20, 2018
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A former assistant prosecutor for Kent County has been sentenced to a night in jail for a 2016 crash that led to the firing of a police lieutenant and the suspension of two other officers accused of covering up the man's intoxication.

Josh Kuiper was also ordered yesterday to serve more than a year of probation after a jury found him guilty of misdemeanor reckless driving.

He apologized, saying it is "no fun when you're on the other end."

Kuiper resigned after the crash, which injured a man in a parked car.

Telephone recordings released last year revealed that a Grand Rapids police officer told then-Lt. Matthew Janiskee that Kuiper appeared intoxicated.

Kuiper wasn't asked to take a Breathalyzer test and wasn't charged with drunken driving.

Police gave him a ride home.

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