Corrections officer arrested for showing up to work drunk
A Leelanau County corrections officer was arrested for drunk driving Wednesday night after reportedly showing up to work drunk.
According to the Leelanau County Sheriff, Jeffrey Kassab, 40, reported to work at 7:30 p.m. and a supervisor smelled alcohol on his breath.
Kassab, who has worked as a corrections officer in Leelanau County for nine years, was immediately taken to an interview room where he admitted to driving to work from Traverse City and to drinking earlier in the day.
After failing field sobriety tests, Kassab was arrested and giving a breathalyzer test. He blew a .24 and a .25.
He pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated with a high blood alcohol content.
Kassab has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
He remains free on bond until his sentencing, which is scheduled for December 20.