EAST LANSING (WWJ/AP) – A judge has ordered a western Michigan lawmaker to perform 40 hours of community service and pay $1,101 for drunken driving.
State Rep. Bob Genetski received the sentence Wednesday in East Lansing District Court.READ MORE: Parole Denied For Don Miller Who Killed 4 Women In Lansing In The 1970s
A Michigan State University police officer stopped Genetski on Jan. 19. A test at a hospital showed the lawmaker with a blood alcohol level of 0.09 percent. A reading of 0.08 percent or more is drunk under Michigan law.READ MORE: Michigan Court Seeks More From Whitmer About Abortion Ban Challenge
The 45-year-old Saugatuck Republican took the case to trial, and a jury convicted him Sept. 25.
Genetski said a few days after his arrest that he was on his way to a motel after leaving the Capitol area on the night of Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address when the officer stopped him for “driving slightly above the speed limit.”MORE NEWS: MDOT: Here's A List Of Construction In Metro Detroit This Weekend
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