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Former Shiawassee County Assistant Prosecutor Pleads to OWI

LANSING – A former prosecutor in Shiawassee County has admitted to arriving to work under the influence of alcohol last year, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today. 

In November, former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney (APA) Christopher Brown was arraigned on the following: 

  • one count of operating while intoxicated, a 93-day misdemeanor; and  
  • two counts of possession of a firearm by a person under the influence, also 93-day misdemeanors. 

At the beginning of August, Brown arrived to work late and admitted to being under the influence. A subsequent blood draw indicated a blood alcohol concentration of .143 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.  A search of his  vehicle then revealed Brown had two loaded unlocked firearms with him. 

Monday, Brown pleaded to the following before Ward L. Clarkson: 

  • one count of operating while visibly impaired, a 93-day misdemeanor; and  
  • one count of possession of a firearm by a person under the influence, also a 93-day misdemeanor. 

Brown’s concealed pistol license will be revoked as a result of the conviction. 

“My office remains committed to holding accountable anyone who violates the laws they are sworn to uphold,” Nessel said. 

Brown has since relocated out of state. During Monday’s hearing, Judge Clarkson acknowledged that the State Bar of Michigan already initiated an intensive probation process and sentenced Brown to pay $1,500 in fines. Questions related to his probation under the Bar should be directed to the State Bar of Michigan.