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New York Judge Arrested For Drunk Driving


A New York judge was busted for drunk driving on her way to court in Rochester.

According to Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley, Astacio, 34, was ticketed by New York State Police traveling on Interstate 490 near the Mt. Read Boulevard exit about 8am on Saturday, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

The report also said her vehicle appeared to be damaged in what may have been a one-car crash

The Rochester judge refused to take a Breathalyzer test and was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated.

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According to the report, Astacio had previously worked in drunk driving bureau of the the Monroe County DA’s office before being elected as judge two years ago. The judge had also worked as a defense lawyer before her election.

She was to preside over criminal court arraignments in Rochester, but instead she found herself with an appearance ticket. She will appear in court next month.

Another judge was called in her place following her arrest.

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