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Film producer pleads guilty

July 24, 2014

By Glenn Puit, The Record-Eagle, Traverse City, Mich.

July 24--TRAVERSE CITY -- The ex-wife of filmmaker Michael Moore pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor impaired driving charge in 86th District Court.

Kathleen Glynn, 56, of Central Lake, entered the plea today before Judge Michael Haley. Glynn immediately was sentenced to six months probation, three days of community service and $1,150 in fines and court costs.

"She had completed a substance abuse assessment and they were going to give it to the judge and ask to sentence her today," said Erin House, an Antrim County assistant prosecuting attorney.

House was not in the courtroom for the plea agreement and sentencing, but spoke with Glynn's defense attorney, James Hunt, about Glynn's intentions prior to the court appearance. Plea deal terms were tendered by Antrim County Prosecutor James Rossiter.

"It is pretty much a standard plea offer," House said. "The benefit for the defendant is they become immediately eligible for a restricted license as opposed to a hard suspension which means they can't drive at all for 30 days."

Glynn is a film producer who worked on several of Moore's films, including "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11." The couple ended their two-decade-plus marriage recently in 13th Circuit Court with the filing of a consent judgment of divorce.

Authorities said Glynn was pulled over by an Antrim County deputy July 4 near the intersection of Bellaire Highway and East Torch Lake Drive. The stop took place after dispatchers received a report of an erratic driver in Forest Home Township.

Glynn failed sobriety tests. A breath test at Antrim County's jail measured Glynn's blood-alcohol content at .14 percent.

Hunt could not immediately be reached for comment today.


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