GREENFIELD — Hancock County Republican Party chair Michael Griffin said it will be up to Tamara Vangundy’s fellow party members and officeholders to decide whether to ask the county coroner to resign.
Griffin, who is also the county prosecutor, said he plans to call a meeting of GOP leaders in the coming weeks to discuss the appropriate response to Vangundy’s arrest early Thursday.
Vangundy, who is running unopposed in Tuesday’s primary election, was arrested after showing up to a death investigation scene staggering and smelling of alcohol, police said. She is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and official misconduct, a Class D felony.
Vangundy made her initial court appearance Friday. She pleaded not guilty to the charges.