Michigan State receiver on probation after pleading guilty to drunk driving
Michigan State University (MSU) junior and football team receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on April 6. The arrest occurred shortly before Kings’ spring suspension.
Kings, 20, was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.17 or higher and with operating while intoxicated by alcohol, a controlled substance or a combination (OWI).
Both charges are misdemeanors, but driving with a BAC of 0.17 falls under Michigan’s “super drunk” driving law and is associated with higher penalties than driving with a BAC of 0.08 or higher, which constitutes drunk driving.
On July 7, Kings was sentenced to 13 months of probation by Judge Donald Allen in the 55th District Court in Mason. He pleaded guilty to the DUI charge in a deal to get the OWI charge dropped.
On April 15, MSU announced Kings’ suspension for the rest of the spring football season. After his suspension concluded, he joined the team for summer workouts and a preseason camp. The team opened against Jacksonville State on August 19.
While Kings is on probation, his driver’s license is suspended. He must perform seven days of community service and participate in substance abuse counseling. He is also required to abstain from alcohol and stay out of places that serve alcohol. He is subject to routine Breathalyzer or urine tests.
If you have been charged with a super drunk driving offense, talk to an experienced drunk driving attorney right away.