You Can’t Drink and Judge
Ypsilanti District Judge Kirk Tabbey is in hot water after a recent trip to a northern Michigan lake.
The Michigan Supreme Court has ordered Tabbey to a 90-day unpaid suspension for drinking and boating. The judge towed a boat with a trailer at a public boat launch in Michigan's Antrim County in September while under the influence of alcohol.
When tested Tabbey blew a 0.17 percent, which is more that double Michigan's 0.08 percent legal limit. He plead guilty to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and paid a fine.
The settlement reached requires him to be on unpaid suspension for 90-days, which can run in conjunction with his sick leave.
He has handled many drunken driving cases over the past 17 years he has been on the bench.