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Former St. Joseph County prosecutor pleads guilty to driving while visibly impaired

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Jan 29, 2021

LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Former St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough pleaded guilty Thursday to driving while visibly impaired last year.

He was sentenced to one year of probation, according to a news release Friday.

McDonough was previously charged by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and having open intoxicants inside a motor vehicle.

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The original charges stem from a May 11 incident in Lockport Township where McDonough allegedly crossed the centerline, veered off the roadway and crashed into a fence.

The St. Joseph County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and conducted the investigation.

Results of a breath test for McDonough’s blood alcohol content conducted at the time of the incident were .06 and .07 percent.