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U.P. State Police Commander Demoted, Transferred

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The state police commander whose drunk driving case was dismissed earlier this year has been demoted and transferred.

Lieutenant William Smith was arrested in July in Sault Saint Marie for drunk driving after a car accident.

The case was thrown out in August because blood alcohol test results were disqualified.

Smith, who was commander of the post in Gladstone, has been demoted to sergeant, transferred to the Lansing post and suspended for 15 days without pay.

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