Judge Who Presides Over Drinking And Driving Cases Arrested For A DWI

6 days ago

A judge who presides over drinking and driving cases has been arrested for allegedly driving while intoxicated with alcohol.

https://i0.wp.com/storage.waploaded.com/images/71791a5099587cca6e3fbfbb95b498aa.jpeg

John Lipscombe, who was elected as a judge in Travis County in 2011, told deputies that he “had a couple of drinks at his house but not even to get messy” when they made contact with him in a North Austin hotel lobby shortly after midnight on Saturday, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Fox 7 Austin.

Deputies were called to the scene after witnesses said that Lipscombe attempted to back into a parking space that already had a car in it.

Following an argument, the judge drove around the lot and parked in a handicapped space before going into the hotel.

John Lipscombe was elected as judge in Travis County in 2011. (Travis County Courts)

Lipscombe told the deputies that he had two double shots of rum and coke while at his home, but refused a field sobriety test due to an injured ankle, the affidavit said.

Driving while intoxicated is a class B misdemeanor in Texas. Lipscombe had more than two dozen DWI cases on his docket for Tuesday, according to Fox 7 Austin.

Related Forums
10 Suspects Arrested Over The Burning Of Sound Engineer To Death Over N100 In Lagos
Forum

10 Suspects Arrested Over The Burning Of Sound Engineer To Death Over N100 In Lagos

21 hours ago
Councilor Abdul Adamu Kinkiba Arrested With AK-47 Near Kaduna Kidnappers’ Den
Forum

Councilor Abdul Adamu Kinkiba Arrested With AK-47 Near Kaduna Kidnappers’ Den

2 days ago
Two Arrested As Anti-kidnapping Operatives Bust Gun-running Syndicate At Brothel In Bayelsa
Forum

Two Arrested As Anti-kidnapping Operatives Bust Gun-running Syndicate At Brothel In Bayelsa

2 days ago
Blac Chyna Loses Legal Battle With Judge In Kardashian Trial After Accusing Him Of Bias
Forum

Blac Chyna Loses Legal Battle With Judge In Kardashian Trial After Accusing Him Of Bias

4 days ago