Judge who is tough on drinking while driving was arrested for hit and run while intoxicatedBy Mason White 2:28 PM September 9, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A judge is on the wrong side of the law after he hit a bus full of people and fled the scene.
Judge Dean L. Wilson of Perry County, Ohio, got into a car accident while drunk and was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase.
Judge Wilson was charged with a DUI. Interestingly, Wilson is well known in his community for being tough on drunk drivers.
In an attempt to cut down on drunk driving, the judge set up a “court room” in local schools where he carries out judicial processes for drunk driving cases so that students see that their are consequences to their actions, and that people who drive drunk may hurt others and will be prosecuted.
However, on Sunday night, Wilson was driving home and crashed his Mercedes-Benz into a bus. He continued to drive away from the scene.
He became involved in a high-speed chase with police, which eventually ended when a police helicopter followed him and tracked down his vehicle.
The judge refused to take a breathalyzer test and therefore, his license was revoked. The judge is facing misdemeanor charges punishable by up to one year in jail.