DUI for DUI Court Judge
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
A Montana Judge is facing a misdemeanor DUI charge for driving under the influence of methadone. The man, a justice of the peace and retired police officer, was on his way to the courthouse last November to perform a wedding. He showed up at the police station, asking to be let into the courthouse. Police noted his confusion and profuse sweating, and he admitted he had driven himself there. The police administered field sobriety tests and later sent him to a hospital for a blood test, which confirmed the presence of methadone. The Judge believes the charges are without merit. He has not been removed from the bench because the charge is a misdemeanor, not a felony.