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Posted on Mon, May 3, 2010 : 5:55 a.m.

Milan Jell-O wrestler enters plea in drunken driving case

By Art Aisner

The bikini-clad Milan woman who was arrested for drunken driving after leaving a Super Bowl Sunday Jell-O wrestling event at a local bar pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Court records indicate Jennifer Lynn McComas, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving for the Feb. 7 incident in Milan. Prosecutors agreed to drop one count of operating while intoxicated. Sentencing on the misdemeanor charge is May 25.

Police arrested McComas shortly after she left Dino’s Dugout at about 10 p.m. She was among a handful of participants in a Jell-O wrestling match that coincided with the Super Bowl at the bar. She was wearing a bikini and was covered in orange Jell-O when she was pulled over, reports said.

Officers opted against performing their usual sobriety tests due to her lack of clothing and cold temperatures. Preliminary breath tests showed a blood alcohol content of .147, nearly double the legal limit to drive in Michigan.

Police forwarded their reports to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, which began investigating the establishment for four possible violations, including sale to intoxicated individuals and entertaining without a special permit. That investigation is pending.

Art Aisner is a freelance writer for Reach the news desk at or 734-623-2530.


Basic Bob

Tue, May 4, 2010 : 1:18 p.m.

Well, I'm guessing she looks good in orange. The judge could sentence her to pick up trash in a bright orange vest.

Edward R. Murrow's ghost

Mon, May 3, 2010 : 1:10 p.m.

She was drunk? Who knew?;-)


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 1:01 p.m.

I'm quit sure that this was a first offense.Its standard to drop a first offense DUI to impaired


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 11:12 a.m.

@ ffej440 : If they IMPOSE the penalties they are harsh. But I've watched people get another 'beer class' and be made to promise they won't drive again. A lot of them have already had their driving priviledges revoked but continue driving! Are judges NOT imposing the penalties because our jails are over crowded? Possibly - when there is no room to house them the courts can only keep pushing them through the system.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 10:44 a.m.

robyn- The sentence is tough,one year for second offense and prison for third. The problem is in the Judges- I've seen a guy on his third get next to nothing, then in the 15th court you have NO deals. The DUI rate is lower in the 15th zone (Downtown Ann Arbor) Sobreity court works or it scares the drunk drivers out of the area.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 9:56 a.m.

LOL @ Andy - I noticed that too. I don't go to bars that often - and certainly not for the Jello Wrestling contests, but don't most bars have people (waitstaff, bartenders, managers, bouncers) that will cut off patrons if they have been drinking too much? I can't say that I feel sorry for people who are caught driving while intoxicated - they are putting everyone else on the road at risk, not just themselves. I've been at the court and watched people going though for their second - third or fourth time for DUI. Maybe they need to impose harsher sentences. A side thought - her car must have been a mess - yuck - can't imagine how bad it would be to get dried sticky jello off the seats.

Andy Fowler

Mon, May 3, 2010 : 9:06 a.m.

I want to give a high five to whatever algorithm chose the octogenarian article as a related story.


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 8:41 a.m.

I guess everything does'nt go with jello


Mon, May 3, 2010 : 7:49 a.m.

Guess this means Dino's won't be having any more jello wrestling contests, what a shame. Orange Jello, my favorite flavor!!!