A Pennsylvania judge faces a DUI charge after she allegedly got so drunk she fell over during a sobriety test.
An off-duty trooper saw Allegheny County Judge Christine Ward driving suspiciously and decided to pull her over Sunday, WTAE reports. Another trooper arrived, and when Ward underwent a sobriety test, she fell over. She even had to have her rights read to her three times.
“As a result, I stopped the tests for fear anything further would be a danger to her safety,” Trooper Daniel Beatty wrote in the Wednesday affidavit.
According to the complaint, when a trooper asked Ward if she had a drink she said, “I did – too much.” She makes over $175,000 a year and reportedly will not be reassigned since she judges civil suits instead of criminal cases, TribLive reports.