EAST LANSING, Mich. (WOOD) - Michigan State University police have released the full dashcam video that shows State Rep. Bob Genetski being pulled over and arrested for drunk driving
MSU police pulled Genetski over Jan. 19. The Republican from Saugatuck was pulled over because he had expired tabs on his license plate and for speeding near the MSU campus after leaving a State of the State reception.
After taking field sobriety tests -- which his attorney said he passed -- and refusing to take a breathalyzer test at the scene, Genetski was arrested.
The conversation preceding the arrest can be heard on the video:
Officer: "So you're telling me you're going to refuse this, then?"
Genetski: "Yeah. I'm not taking your test."
Officer: "OK, that's fine. Face that way for me. Hands behind your back. You're under arrest for operating while intoxicated."
Later at the jail, Genetski's blood alcohol content level was found to be above the legal limit of .08, though police have never released the exact BAC.
He now faces a charge of operating under the influence. His license has been suspended, which he is challenging.
MSU originally cut out roughly six minutes of the video, citing "an unwarranted invasion of an individual's privacy."
Genetski's attorney Mike Nichols said if some of the tape was released, all of it should have been released. He said his client never asked MSU to redact anything.
"Getting arrested is embarrassing," Nichols said.
But Nichols said he hopes it helps the public get the full picture of what happened.
"That's important in the court of public opinion, and I think that's going to help Bob in the court of public opinion," said Nichols.
Nichols wouldn't go into detail, but said more information about the incident will come out in court.
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