St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough last week pled not guilty to violations related to terms of his bond conditions.
The bond conditions stem from his May arrest on drunken-driving charges.
McDonough and his attorney, Michael Hills, appeared through Zoom teleconference Thursday for arraignment before Kalamazoo County Judge Vincent Westra.
The 40-year-old McDonough faced two bond-violation charges. They center on his alleged purchase and use of alcohol, which violate conditions of his bond. McDonough was spotted in person and through security video allegedly patronizing a Three Rivers business and purchasing liquor.
Hills said McDonough is seeking counseling and is engaged in a 12-step sobriety program four days a week.
McDonough’s next court appearance related to the bond-violation charges is Sept. 29. His trial on the drunken-driving charge is slated to get underway Nov. 24.