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Liberal Group Posts Sarcastic Craigslist Ad Seeking Driver for MI State Rep. With Suspended License


"ABSOLUTELY no drinking and driving (been there, done that)."

Starting April 9, Michigan state Rep. Bob Genetski won't be driving himself around due to his license being suspended after he failed to take a breathalyzer test when pulled over earlier this year. One liberal advocacy group doesn't want the Republican District 88 representative to miss work over it though and posted a Craigslist ad seeking a driver on his behalf.

The decision for Genetski's April 9, 2012, to April 8, 2013, license suspension came earlier today and within hours, MLive.com reports, Progress Michigan had posted the Craigslist ad. It reads:

Full-time driver being sought for second-term State Representative after he was dealt a bad

hand by Lady Justice. Frequent, one hour and 41 minute commute to and from Saugatuck and

Lansing with a fun up-and-comer who loves an occasional drink (or two). Court fees are high

so unfortunately minimum wage, but will make it up with admission to all of Lansing's finest


College students preferred! Job will provide extra $$$ to make up for tuition increases the

legislator voted for last year as chair of the Higher Education committee.

Requirements include a valid driver's license, valid license plate tags, commitment to following the speed limit and "ABSOLUTELY no drinking and driving (been there, done that)."

MLive reports Genetski's lawyer saying this move by Progress Michigan was "unfortunate" but "not totally unexpected."

Progress Michigan's Communication's Specialist Mitchell Rivard continued with sarcasm:

"This is a very serious matter, but hopefully this is something where Rep. Genetski can hire a driver. That's something he hasn't done now in the past three years in the House -- being a job creator."

With regard to Craigslist's terms of use policies, which prohibit false or fraudulent ads, Rivard said:

 "We want to make sure that Genetski first and foremost can do his duties, and to do that he's going to need some transportation and we figured we'd proactively help him out.

MLive reports that Genetski was pulled over in Lansing Jan. 19 around 1:30 a.m. He failed the field sobriety test and at that point opted not to take the breathalyzer, which is a "violation of Michigan's implied consent law and punishable by a one-year driver's license suspension and six points on a driver's record." It is reported that the court will not release Genetski's blood alcohol level to the public but does state that it was more than the legal limit at 3 a.m. when it was drawn at a local hospital.

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