EAST LANSING, MI (WHTC) - The squabble over seeing a legislator accused of drunken driving is over.
After getting a written release from the attorney representing Bob Genetski, Michigan State University officials have disclosed an unedited video of the state lawmaker’s arrest on January 19th. The Saugatuck Republican allegedly was under the influence when he was pulled over by a MSU campus policeman following a post-State of the State address reception, and was jailed briefly. Authorities claim that Genetski’s blood alcohol level was above the legal limit of .08 at the time.
Genetski is awaiting a preliminary hearing on misdemeanor charges, and is fighting to keep his driver’s license after refusing a breathalyzer test at the scene. The entire video was shown in an administrative hearing into his license appeal, but the school had released an edited version days later in a FIA request, omitting Genetski’s field tests at the time of the arrest, citing privacy rights.
The license appeal hearing is slated to resume later this month.