Judge Pleads Guilty in Reckless Driving Case, But His Lawyer Blames Mechanical Problems
A suburban Chicago judge pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving and apologized today, after an alleged hit-and-run encounter with a parked vehicle on June 29, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
“I deeply regret my conduct in this matter and intend to rededicate myself to the principles and values in my life that have brought me so many blessings,’’ said DuPage Circuit Judge Kenneth Popejoy, 59, in a written statement. He was fined $500 and given a six-month conditional discharge.
However, attorney John Donahue, who represents Popejoy, said mechanical problems with Popejoy’s 2003 Jeep may very well have caused his alleged crash into a parked car near the Glen Ellyn suburb.