Ex-officer in 2016 hit-and-run crash sues over dismissal
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A former northwest Indiana sheriff’s officer who authorities say struck a man with his squad car while intoxicated at the 2016 Gary Air Show is suing over his dismissal.
The Post-Tribune reports ex-Lake County Lt. Guy Mikulich filed the federal suit last week against the sheriff’s department and others. He’s seeking at least $75,000 and argues his termination from the department violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
John Kopack, the department’s attorney, says a vigorous defense is planned.
The 39-year-old Mikulich on Monday pleaded guilty but mentally ill to charges including leaving the scene of an accident with serious bodily injury and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
Police say Mikulich’s unmarked car struck and injured Derrick Dircks of Frankfort, Illinois, on July 10, 2016, along a street following the show.
Information from: Post-Tribune, http://posttrib.chicagotribune.com/