- Suspended NM Appellate Judge Accused of Blowing Over Twice Legal Limit Takes Plea in DWI Case
Suspended NM Appellate Judge Accused of Blowing Over Twice Legal Limit Takes Plea in DWI Case
Posted Mar 29, 2011 12:03 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
A New Mexico appeals court judge who was suspended after being charged in a drunk-driving case last month has pleaded guilty to one count of driving while intoxicated.
A first offender, Judge Robert Robles, 60, got probation and community service in the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court after his plea yesterday and must use an ignition lock device for a year, reports the Albuquerque Journal (sub. req.).
He was charged with aggravated drunken driving and reckless driving after allegedly running a stop sign at 50 mph and nearly hitting a police car in Albuquerque last month. His breath-alcohol test reportedly registered .20, nearly two-and-a-half times the legal limit of 0.08.
A confidential legal ethics investigation concerning the incident by the Judicial Standards Commission apparently is ongoing.
ABAJournal.com: "Appeals Court Judge Allegedly Ran Stop Light, Nearly Hit Cop Car, Blew 2.5 Times Legal Limit"
Hat tip: Associated Press.