A DWI (driving while intoxicated) charge was issued for a judge who regularly presides over drinking and driving cases. The judge was allegedly arrested over the weekend for driving while intoxicated.
When officers made contact with the judge in a North Austin hotel lobby shortly after midnight on Saturday, Judge John Lipscombe, who was elected as a judge in Travis County in 2011, told deputies that he “had a couple of drinks at his house but not even to get messy,” according to an arrest affidavit obtained by Fox 7 Austin.
After witnesses said that Lipscombe attempted to back into a parking space with a car in it, deputies were called to the scene.
After an argument, the judge drove around the lot and parked in a handicapped space before going into the hotel.
According to Travis County Courts, John Lipscombe was elected as a judge in Travis County in 2011.
The affidavit said, Lipscombe told the deputies that he had two double shots of rum and coke while at his home. However, he refused a field sobriety test due to an injured ankle.
According to Fox. 7 Austin, more than two dozen DWI cases were on Tuesday’s docket for Lipscombe.
On Monday evening, Lipscombe could not be reached for comment.