An Ohio judge has spent many years holding DUI trials in local high schools to teach students about the dangers of drinking and driving. Today, he faces a painfully ironic accusation of the same offense. According to local news sources, law enforcement arrested the judge for driving under the influence and neglecting to stop after a traffic accident.
Law enforcement believes the judge hit a public transportation bus on Sunday night while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. No injuries were reported.
Police reported that the 60-year-old judge refused to submit to breathe testing or participate in field sobriety tests. He now faces two first-degree misdemeanor charges and up to six months in jail, if convicted.
The judge started a tradition of moving DUI trials (with permission from the defendants) out of the courtroom and into high school classrooms. His goal was to provide students with a tangible example of the consequences of drunk driving.