Lawmaker gets community service for drunk driving

A judge has ordered a state lawmaker from West Michigan to perform 40 hours of community service and pay $1,101 in fines for drunken driving.
AP Wire
Oct 25, 2012


State Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, received the sentence Wednesday in East Lansing District Court.

A Michigan State University police officer stopped him Jan. 19. A test at a hospital showed Genetski with a blood-alcohol level of 0.09 percent. A reading of 0.08 percent or more is drunk under Michigan law.

Genetski, 45, took the case to trial, and a jury convicted him Sept. 25.

Genetski said he was driving slightly over the speed limit and heading to a motel after leaving the state Capitol area on the night of Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address.


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thats b.s. anyone else would have been in a lot more trouble.


How do you know if you don't know whether this is a first offense, or a second, or a third, and what the standard jury instruction/penalty is for each? One would hope this would have been covered in the story.


Think this story is probably incomplete. What about court cost? Is this first offense? I agree he should not get treated differently than anyone else. From this article it is unclear.


I think these type of punishments can create a kind of fear and people will never mix drink and drive. So the accident rate can be minimized and innocent lives could be saved.

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