A former Oakland County Democratic Party officials sentenced earlier this year to one year of probation for his role in a 2010 election year scandal has landed himself in jail for violating the terms of his probation.
Auburn Hills resident Jason Bauer, former Oakland County Democratic Party political director, netted a 30-day stay at the Oakland County Jail on Wednesday, May 16 from Oakland County Circuit Court Judge James Alexander, after Bauer allegedly was caught driving under the influence of alcohol.
Published reports state the drunk driving incident took place in March in Warren.
In addition to jail time, Bauer was also sentenced to outpatient or residential substance abuse treatment. He is not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages or enter establishments that dispense them, according to the circuit court. His probation was also extended by an additional year.
Bauer and former Oakland County Democratic Party Chairman Michael McGuinness were each sentenced to a year of probation and fines for their roles in the 2010 scandal that involved placing “Tea Party” candidates — sometimes without their knowledge — up for election in closely contested races in an attempt to siphon off conservative voters from Republican candidates.
Bauer was sentenced in January on six felonies and three misdemeanors, including uttering and publishing, falsely swearing on a legal document to register people to vote, and general violations of the Michigan Notary Public Act.