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When the Shoe is on the Other Foot

When the Shoe is on the
Other Foot

Information courtesy of Lawrence Taylor - DUIblog

In the past ten days I've commented on three recent incidents -- involving a police officer, a prosecutor and a judge -- reflecting the double standard within the criminal justice system when it comes to enforcing DUI penalties against one of their own.

During that same period of time, a Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court was also arrested for drunk driving. What is of particular note about that case, other than involving the highest judicial officer in the state, was the attitude of that individual caught on videotape. The following excerpts are from the Toledo Blade:

COLUMBUS - Ohio Supreme Court Justice Alice Robie Resnick refused to take a field sobriety test and drove away from police Monday afternoon when confronted with reports she had been driving erratically on I-75 near Bowling Green....

The highway patrol reported receiving six cell phone calls from motorists alerting them to a vehicle weaving across lanes on I-75. A taped copy of one 911 call received at the patrol's Waldridge post said the vehicle nearly sideswiped her....

A Bowling Green officer and then a highway patrolman approached the vehicle after finding it stopped at a BP gas station at the Bowling Green exit of I-75. According to the patrol's report, they took her driver's license and registration, and she identified herself as a Supreme Court justice....

She denied having had any alcohol or taken any medication....

She refused to take a vision test and drove off despite the officers' protests, according to police....

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