Shelby police officer pleads guilty to impaired driving, resisting arrest.

October 29, 2019


Shelby police officer pleads guilty to impaired driving, resisting arrest.

By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

SHELBY – Shelby Police Officer Gabriel Gordon LeBlanc, 35, pleaded guilty in Muskegon County’s 60th District Court to operating while impaired and resisting arrest, Oct. 25, according to court staff.

LeBlanc was suspended without pay following his arrest in Muskegon County.

LeBlanc, who is a Whitehall resident, was arrested by the Muskegon County Sheriff’s Office, Aug. 29, stated Shelby Police Chief Robert Farber. He was initially charged with operating while intoxicated, which was dismissed when he pleaded to impaired driving.

A review hearing in 60th District Court is scheduled for Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m.

He has been a Shelby officer since March of 2018 and began working as a police officer in August of 2017.

A decision regarding LeBlanc’s employment status has not yet been made in light of his recent guilty plea, but Farber said he’s expecting a decision within the next few days.

Operating while impaired is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail, and resisting/obstructing police is a felony with a two-year maximum penalty.

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