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Genetski Found Guilty in Drunken Driving Charge

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State House Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck)
State House Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck)

EAST LANSING (WHTC) -- An East Lansing District Court jury of two men and four women on Tuesday convicted state House Rep. Bob Genetski (R-Saugatuck) of misdemeanor drunken driving charges stemming from a January 19 arrest. Prosecutors were able to convince the panel that a .08 blood alcohol count taken two hours after the incident near the MSU campus was not tainted, as what the defense argued. Genetski, who had his driver's license restricted to just travel involving his legislative duties for a year due to refusing to take a breathalyzer test at the scene, could face up to 93 days in jail, along with other penalties, when he is sentenced. Since this is a misdemeanor offense, Genetski will still be able to retain his seat in the Legislature; he faces Democrat Stuart Peet of Shelbyville in the November 6 General Election in a challenge for a third and final term in the Lower Chamber.

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