Judge busted for DUI pleads with cops, ‘Please let me go, you are going to ruin my life’

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Nora Longoria


Nora Longoria

MCALLEN, Texas — A Texas court judge arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated Saturday pleaded for special treatment, telling the police officer arresting her to let her go because an arrest would “ruin her life,” the Valley Morning Star reports.

According to the Morning Star, 13th Court of Appeals Judge Nora Lydia Longoria was pulled over early Saturday morning for allegedly driving her silver two-door Lexus at 69 mph in a 55-mph zone. When the officer asked for Longoria’s license, she allegedly pulled out a badge in her purse that showed she was a judge. The officer quickly noted she had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol.

The cop administered a field sobriety test, which she failed, the Morning Star reports. Longoria then allegedly admitted to having five beers throughout the night.

When the officer said she was under arrest, Longoria grew distraught, the Morning Star reports.

“Please let me go home,” Longoria allegedly said. “I live a couple of miles away… you are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I am today.”

During the exchange, Longoria allegedly refused to be placed into handcuffs until deputies said she could be charged with resisting arrest. She also declined a breathalyzer. She was taken to jail and released.

Longoria was elected to the 13th court of appeals in 2012, where she helps serve a 20-county area handling appeals in criminal and civil matters.

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  • Bob

    It's not special treatment. Most people who get DUI's have to pay a fine and that's it. Very few see jail time or lose their careers. Cops are given discretion for a reason. If it was her first time, why not just give her a ride home? Do we want robots as cops? I don't.

    • sv1g

      It was her first time GETTING CAUGHT! Most drunks drive dozens, if not hundreds of times before they actually get nailed. A drunk killed 2 members of my family who were just 15 and 16 years old. If you had been through that, you wouldn't be so quick to slap these losers on the wrist and put them back on the road with your loved ones.

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