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DA charges judge with DUI
June 12, 2014, 05:00 AM By Michelle Durand Daily Journal

Joseph Scott


The San Mateo County Superior Court assistant presiding judge pulled over for weaving on Highway 101 over Memorial Day weekend was charged Wednesday with misdemeanor driving while under the influence.Judge Joseph Scott, 63, had a blood alcohol level of .12 when he was pulled over around 12:30 a.m. May 23 driving north near Woodside Road. He was taken to the First Chance sobering station rather than jail where he was cited and later released. Prosecutors had been awaiting the results of blood tests on Scott before filing charges which they did Wednesday, District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.Scott is due in court Aug. 5 on two alternative misdemeanor DUI charges, one of driving with more with .08 in the blood and another of driving while under the influence.Scott is currently the assistant presiding judge which is the second-highest rank in San Mateo County Superior Court. Scott joined the bench in 2003 and his current six-year term expires in 2017.He has no prior DUI arrests. Wagstaffe said the last time his office prosecuted a judge on DUI charges as in the 1970s. That judge was convicted and continued to serve on the bench without incident, Wagstaffe said.
michelle@smdailyjournal.com(650) 344-5200 ext. 102

 

 

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