City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was convicted of DWI today.
Her driver's license has been suspended for one year.
Astacio said she will appeal her conviction. She claims that she refused to take the sobriety test because of brain damage she had incurred during a pregnancy. She says it would have caused her to walk in such a manner that would have convinced the officers that she was drunk.
Instead, she let her other actions convince the officers that she was plastered.
Was her rudeness towards the arresting officers also due to her brain damage? Did her brain damage also prevent her from being a safe driver? Worse still, do her claims to brain damage also reflect on the court decisions she has made and will continue to make?
Nobody has yet explained why she had four flat tires, considerable damage to her vehicle and her bizarre behavior when the police happened upon the scene to arrest her.
Maybe that, too, was the result of her brain damage.
I don't believe any of that. She was plastered.
Astacio's brain isn't damaged. It is merely full of shit.
She got off easy.