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Elkhart police officer resigns, pleads guilty to charges

ELKHART -- The Elkhart police corporal arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge following a wreck in his squad car has resigned, and this morning pleaded guilty to three charges before Magistrate Tom Murto.

According to Murto, Cpl. Ben Kruszynski, 38, Elkhart, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and DWi while having a blood alcohol content greater than .08, the state's legal limit, plus, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, a Class A misdemeanor.

Elkhart Police Cpl. Ben Kruszynski's squad car was heavily damaged when he lost control and hit a tree near the intersection of Ash and Brummitt roads in Granger.

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Sentencing is set for Aug. 10.

Also, Elkhart police stated in a press release today that Kruszynski resigned Thursday.
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Authorities said that Kruszynski crashed his squad car into two fences and a tree whi


Added: Jun-13-2009 
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Location: Elkhart, Indiana, United States (load item map)
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