Grand Traverse County Commissioner Christine Maxbauer was sentenced Monday to a year of probation for drunk driving.
Maxbauer pleaded guilty to the charge. She said she drank a bottle of wine at home July 7th before driving to her sister’s house because of a family emergency.
Maxbauer was arrested by Traverse City police after she hit a parked car on Front Street. Police measured her blood-alcohol content at 0.16 percent – twice the legal limit.
In court, she apologized for what she called “poor judgment.”
“I intend to conduct myself appropriately in the future," said Maxbauer. "I can assure the court, I can assure my family, I can assure my friends this will not be repeated in any way, shape or form. And I am extremely sorry.”
Maxbauer has no previous criminal record. As part of her probation, she will pay more than $1,000 in fines, and will have to submit to drug and alcohol testing during her probation.