Antrim County: Impaired Driving

Academy Award-Winning Producer Pleads Guilty

Kathleen Glynn, a Michigan-based Academy and Emmy Award-winning producer, artist and costume designer, pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of impaired driving in Antrim County. She was sentenced immediately to six months probation, three days of community service and must pay $1,150 in court fines and costs.

Glynn, 56, who is the ex-wife of filmmaker, Michael Moore, was pulled over in the late evening of July 4th in Forest Home Township. According to police records, another driver had called the Sheriff’s Department to report that they had seen a car weaving in the middle of the road. “Somebody called it in as a complaint of somebody weaving in their lane”, said a sheriff’s deputy.

A deputy was dispatched to the area, and Glynn was pulled over shortly afterwards in the vicinity of Bellaire Highway and Torch Lake Drive. When asked, she told the deputy that she was returning home from a friend’s house where she had had a few drinks.

According to Antrim County Sheriff Dan Bean, Glynn was asked to perform a roadside sobriety test, which she failed. Her breathalyzer test results showed a blood alcohol content of 0.14, which is higher than Michigan’s legal limit of 0.08. As a result, she was arrested and detained at the Antrim County’s jail.

Glynn, a native of Flint, was originally charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI), which is also a misdemeanor and punishable by:

  • $100 to $500 fine and one or more of the following:

Up to 93 days in jail, or

Up to 360 hours of community service.

  • Driver’s license suspension for 30 days, followed by license restrictions for 150 days.
  • Possible vehicle immobilization
  • Possible ignition interlock
  • Six points added to driving record
  • Driver Responsibility Fee of $1,000 for 2 consecutive years
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