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Former Police Officer Sentenced in Drunk Driving Death

A Midland County court handed down a sentence Friday, June 28 to a former police officer who pleaded no contest to causing the death of a Midland man while he drove drunk.

74-year-old Gary Gatza was charged with operating under the influence causing death and operating under the influence causing incapacitation for a January 1 crash on M-20 near Currie Parkway which killed 44-year-old Stanley Dulaney and injured 44-year-old Marissa Dill, 21-year-old Brandon Dulaney and a 6-year-old boy. Gatza was sentenced to a maximum of 15 years in prison, with eligibility for parole after 72 months.

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