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State Rep. Posthumus sentenced to 15 days in jail for drunk driving

Michigan House of Representatives

Republican state representative Bryan Posthumus has been sentenced to a 15-day jail stay for drunk driving.

Posthumus represents West Michigan’s 73rd District. In April, he flipped his car and was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Now, a judge has sentenced him to 15days in jail. He’ll then face two years of recovery court probation, and random monthly drug and alcohol testing.

In a statement, Posthumus called the incident “the wake-up call I needed to make serious changes in my life.” He said he’s begun attending Alcoholics Anonymous, and is now living a “sober and healthy life.”

Posthumus has also pledged to re-pay the state his lawmaker’s salary during his jail time.

Sarah Cwiek joined Michigan Public in October 2009. As our Detroit reporter, she is helping us expand our coverage of the economy, politics, and culture in and around the city of Detroit.
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