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Lawmaker gets community service for drunk driving

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:47 AM

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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