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Former Shiawassee County assistant prosecutor accused of showing up drunk

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, Mich. (WJRT) - A former employee of the Shiawassee County Prosecutor's Office is facing three charges after allegedly showing up to court late while intoxicated.

Charges were announced Tuesday against Christopher Brown for the incident that happened in early August.

The Michigan Attorney General's Office says Brown, who worked as an assistant prosecutor, showed up to the office two hours late for a closing argument in court. He allegedly admitted to being drunk and blew a 0.113 on a breathalyzer.

That is nearly one and a half times the legal limit of 0.08 to drive in Michigan.

Brown is accused of carrying two loaded firearms in his vehicle when he drove to the office.

He is charged with one count of operating under the influence of alcohol and two counts of firearm possession by a person under the influence. All three charges are misdemeanors punishable by up to 93 days in jail if he is convicted.

“Those who swear to uphold the law must also adhere to its principles,” Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said. “My office stands ready to hold accountable anyone who fails to abide by their oath.”