MICHIGAN – A former Central Michigan University police officer allegedly convinced two female students to show him their bare chests earlier this month, leading to his resignation and criminal charges.
Jeffrey Allen Card, 34, is charged with misconduct in office, a five-year felony.
Card is accused of driving two women to a remote dirt road while giving them a ride home from O’Kelley’s bar in the early morning hours Sept. 11.
Card allegedly had a conversation with the two women, who are both, 21, before one of the two asked him for a ride to her boyfriend’s house on South Main Street, according to court documents.
Card allegedly agreed but asked the two if they wouldn’t mind going on a nuisance party call with him before he took them home, according to court records.
Both women told investigators that instead of going to a nuisance party call, Card drove them to the “country” on a “desolate dirt road,” where he allegedly told the women he was going to give them portable breath tests after they got out of the car, according to court documents.
The women told police that Card told them they would have to expose their bare chests if the test results were higher than a limit Card set, according to court documents.
Both women agreed, and when the test results were higher than the limit Card allegedly set, they bared their chests, according to court documents.
Both women told investigators that they believe Card took advantage of them because they were drunk, according to court documents.
Once the women put their clothing back on, they agreed to pose for a photograph for Card on the back of the patrol car, according to court documents.
Investigators later found the photograph on Card’s cell phone.
Card, who lives in Mt. Pleasant, resigned from the department Sept. 15, CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley said.
Card is scheduled to be in court at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 29 for a hearing before Judge William Rush.