TRAVERSE CITY — A local judge's wife violated probation again, authorities said.
Cynthia Stowe, wife of Grand Traverse County Probate Judge David Stowe, was arraigned Thursday on a probation violation bench warrant. She is required to avoid alcohol as part of her probation, and court officials said she failed an alcohol test.
She pleaded not guilty at the arraignment and was released on bond.
Stowe is on probation for a 2011 drunk driving conviction and a May conviction for contempt of court, records show. A perjury charge was dismissed when she pleaded guilty to the contempt charge. The perjury count was issued after authorities said she lied during a previous probation violation hearing. David Stowe filed for divorce in March. He is not seeking re-election.