Trooper who was arrested for drunk driving, placed on admin duty.

January 21, 2015
Seymour

Seymour

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Michigan State Police Trooper Sammy Seymour, who was arrested early Saturday morning by Ludington Police Department, has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the judicial process.

Seymour, who grew up in and lives in Ludington, is a 15-year veteran of the MSP assigned to the Cadillac post. He and his sister, Kimberly Septrion, were arrested at the intersection of Loomis and Delia streets following a traffic stop at 2:19 a.m. Saturday. Septrion faces other charges of resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Today, the Michigan State Police issued a press release about Seymour. “The MSP has a long standing tradition of demanding the highest possible standards of professional conduct from its enforcement and civilian members,” said 1st Lt. Dave Street, commander of the Cadillac post, where Seymour is assigned. “To that end, all allegations of misconduct are aggressively investigated. The process used to investigate allegations of misconduct is clearly established in department policy. Oversight of the investigation process is the responsibility of the professional standards sections.

Septrion

Septrion

“Regardless of whether a criminal charge results in a conviction, employees can still be subject to administrative penalties resulting from violations of department policy. All policy violations are investigated thoroughly and acted upon in a manner consistent with current labor-relations law and bargaining unit agreements.”

Septrion “reportedly became belligerent and attempted to kick the back window out of a Mason County Sheriff’s Office patrol car,” according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. “She then reportedly assaulted an LPD officer and resisted a county deputy.”

Seymour is accused of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and having an open intoxicant in the vehicle. Septrion is accused of resisting and opposing police and attempted malicious destruction of police property. (UPDATED) Barnett said he was not carrying a weapon at the time of the arrested.

Seymour’s bond was set at $2,500, 10 percent, of which he posted.

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