A Texas judge reportedly begged police to let her off easy after they nabbed her for drunk driving early Saturday morning.
Justice Nora Lydia Longoria was reportedly speeding at 69 mph in a 55-mph zone in her Lexus at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when cops pulled her over, reports the Daily News. While pulling out her driver’s license, the appeals court judge showed an officer her badge. She reportedly confessed that she had five beers that night and that her last drink was three hours before she got into her car.
Police say Longoria smelled like alcohol and failed a series of field sobriety tests.
When they informed her that she was being placed under arrest, the judge reportedly told them, “Please let me go home. I live a couple of miles away … you are going to ruin my life. I worked hard for 25 years to be where I am today.”
Longoria refused to let cops handcuff her and told them they would have to “drag” her to the police car. She ultimately agreed to be cuffed after they threatened they would charge her with resisting arrest, according to the Valley Morning Star. While at the police station, she allegedly wouldn’t take a breathalyzer test, according to court documents.
The 49-year-old, who was elected to the 13th Court of appeals in 2012, was charged with driving while intoxicated and was released from jail that morning after posting $2,000 bond.