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.
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.