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Newaygo jail administrator suspended


The administrator at the Newaygo County Jail was put on administrative leave after being involved in a drunken driving accident.

The Newaygo County Sheriff’s office said that on August 14, at approximately 12:15 a.m, Newaygo County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a report of a one car accident on Dickinson Avenue near 16 Mile.  Deputies arrived on scene and found a vehicle that had went off the roadway and rolled over. Through the investigation, it was discovered that Lt. Matt Froehle, the jail administrator for the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office was driving the vehicle.  Lt. Froehle was subsequently arrested for OWI and currently lodged in the Oceana County Jail.

An internal investigation has been initiated by the sheriff’s office and the lieutenant will be placed on suspension pending the outcome of the investigation.

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