Police say a Northern California judge has been arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
Vallejo police Sgt. Jeff Bassett says Solano County Superior Court Judge Robert Bowers was arrested early Monday in his vehicle after police received a complaint from his wife late Sunday night.
Bassett told the Vallejo Times-Herald that Bowers' wife suffered ''a minor, but visible injury.''
The 51-year-old Bowers was booked in the Solano County Jail and posted $25,000 bail. The newspaper reports Bowers was at work on Monday but spent much of the day in his chambers as another judge handled his cases.
Bowers' attorney, Daniel Russo, denied the allegations and said that the judge's reputation has been damaged.
Bowers is scheduled for arraignment on May 2 in Solano County Superior Court in Vallejo. He was appointed to the bench in 2003.