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Judge Suspected of Driving Under the Influence in Flagstaff

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Dec 12, 2012 in Local

Joseph Lodge, a Coconino County Superior Court judge, has recently been moved to non-judicial duties. The change comes as a reaction to the phone call in which the Flagstaff Police Department received a couple days prior about a driver behaving in a seemingly confused manner.

Following the call, a Flagstaff police officer found Joseph Lodge heading southbound on Fort Valley Road. After stopping Lodge, the officer believed that he had committed several traffic violations. Following this suspicion, the officer took Lodge to the Flagstaff Police Department for continued investigation.

At this time, it was revealed that Lodge was, in fact, driving under the influence. Lodge maintained a blood-alcohol concentration level of 0.229, which is far above the legal limit of 0.08. Judge Lodges term is set to end on December 31st.

Phillips Law Group believes that driving while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is a serious issue in the state of Arizona. We recommend Arentz Law Group PLLC for Criminal and DUI cases.

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