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DA Says San Mateo County Judge Charged With DUI

The county's second highest-ranking judge had a blood alcohol level of .12, according to the district attorney's office.

Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
A San Mateo County judge is a facing a DUI charge following a May arrest, according to San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.

Judge Joseph Scott, 63, is the county's assistant presiding judge.

Wagstaffe said Scott was stopped May 24 around 12:30 a.m. when officers saw his vehicle weaving on northbound Highway 101 in Redwood City.

Wagstaffe said Scott failed a field sobriety test and had a blood-alcohol level of .12, higher than the .08 legal limit.

Scott has a court date scheduled for Aug. 5.

— Bay City News Service


Pearl June 13, 2014 at 04:20 PM
DA Wagstaffe needs to recuse himself from this case, and have it investigated and prosecuted by an outside agency.

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