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Judge caught driving drunk on way to court

By Mason White 12:30 PM February 17, 2016
Judge Leticia Astacio 

By: Wayne Morin
A judge was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence after allegedly being caught driving drunk on her way to court, police in New York said.

The New York State Police said that they have arrested 34-year-old Leticia Astacio, a judge in Rochester, after she crashed her car.

Astacio was charged with one count of driving under the influence. She was released from custody without bail.

According to the police investigation, officers received a call reporting a single vehicle accident on Saturday around 8:00 a.m.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the judge in the crashed car on the I-490 near Mount Read Boulevard. Astacio appeared to be under the influence, and she refused to take a breathalyzer test.

She told police that she was on her way to court.