Video: Bodycam footage of Michigan Rep. Mary Cavanagh's suspected OWI arrest released

April 08, 2022, 10:07 AM

The traffic stop video of Democratic state Rep. Mary Cavanagh, suspected of drunk driving on Feb. 25, has been released. 

Fox 2 Detroit has a 22-minute video of the stop, field sobriety tests, breath testing and eventual arrest. 

Cavanagh, 30, registered a blood-alcohol content of .176 and later reportedly blew a .20. The legal limit in Michigan is .08.

Cavanagh was stopped around 2 a.m. on I-96 after a Livonia officer observed her driving on two flat tires, one of which separated from the rim. 

The rep told the officer that she was "coming back from Coleman's fundraiser" in Lansing and that she'd had only two glasses of red wine there. Her field sobriety tests were shaky, and after initially objecting, she agreed to a breath test, which led to her arrest. 

If convicted, this will be Cavanagh's second OWI offense since 2015. 

She's the daughter of former state Rep. Phil Cavanagh and the granddaughter of past Detroit mayor Jerome Cavanagh.

Full video:

Earlier coverage (2 minutes) of court hearing:


Read more:  Fox 2 Detroit

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