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Michigan Rep. Bryan Posthumus charged with DUI in Kent County

May 02, 2021, 12:05 PM

The 36-year-old scion of a Michigan political family, state Rep. Bryan Posthumus, was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving after a Kent County rollover wreck.

Rep. Bryan Posthumus, R-Kent County (Photo: House GOP)

MLive reports:

Posthumus, R-Cannon Township, crashed his Jeep while leaving his farm in Oakfield Township Friday evening, according to the Saturday, May 1 release, going off the road, hitting a mailbox and then rolling over in Ada Township.

Jail records show Posthumus was booked Friday into the Kent County Correctional Facility and faces one charge of operating while intoxicated.

A blood alcohol test taken at the Kent County Correctional Facility showed Posthumus’ blood alcohol level was .13%, according to the release. The threshold for drunken driving in Michigan is .08%.

Posthumus, who wasn't hurt, issued a statement Saturday taking responsibility, apologizing to constituents and announcing he would begin attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings "immediately."

The Kent County Republican is in his first House term. He is the son of former Lt. Gov. Dick Posthumus and sister to Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons. 

Read more:  MLive

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