Ex-prosecutor sentenced to night in jail
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.