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Bad Judgment

Nora Longoria was pulled over in McAllen, Texas, for speeding. When she went for her license, the officer says, she produced a badge. She smelled of alcohol and her speech was slurred, according to the report, but she said she was a judge. Nevertheless, he gave her sobriety tests, which she failed, and she was arrested. “You are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I am today,” she said, according to court papers. Her Honor initially refused to be handcuffed or to get in a police car, but police threatened to add a charge of resisting arrest, and she complied. As an elected justice of Texas’s 13th court of appeals, Longoria hears criminal and civil cases. She’s been released on $2,000 bond and faces a misdemeanor DWI charge. (AC/Harlingen Valley Morning Star) ...Worse, the voters now know she thought she should get away with it because she’s special.
Original Publication Date: 27 July 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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