St. Joseph County, Michigan, Prosecutor Due In Court Thursday

May 16, 2020

St. Joseph Co., Michigan, Courthouse from the county's Facebook page

CENTREVILLE, Mich. (AP) — A county prosecutor in southwestern Michigan who is accused of drunken driving told police that he crashed into a fence after a “coughing fit.” The incident involving St. Joseph County prosecutor John McDonough occurred Monday in Lockport Township. The recording of the 911 call was released Friday. McDonough said he needed a tow truck but then was able to remove his vehicle. The dispatcher told him that an officer was headed to the scene. McDonough, who faces re-election, hasn’t publicly talked about the crash. He has a court hearing next Thursday.