Michigan lawmaker arrested for drunk driving, publicly admits to alcohol problem

Michigan lawmaker arrested for drunk driving, publicly admits to alcohol problem


A Michigan state lawmaker was arrested for drunk driving following a rollover crash – and he publicly admitted he has a drinking problem while vowing to get help.

State Rep. Bryan Posthumus, a first-term Republican representing Cannon Township, was arrested Friday after his Jeep hit a mailbox and rolled over after leaving his family’s farm in Oakfield Township, the lawmaker said in a news release.

Cops arrested Posthumus, 36, in Ada Township outside Grand Rapids on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, according to the Saturday release.

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Prior to be taken to a hospital, Posthumus was booked into Kent County Correctional Facility, where tests revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.13 – or higher than the state’s legal limit of .08.

“I am deeply disappointed in myself for putting other people in jeopardy by driving after drinking alcohol,” Posthumus said in a prepared statement. “There is no excuse for what happened, and I take full and complete responsibility for my

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