Drunk Driving Judge Reprimanded

A Minnesota judge who was convicted of DWI earlier this year, has been publicly reprimanded by the Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards. Ramsey County Judge G. Tony Atwal’s conduct… according to the reprimand handed down on Wednesday, violated several provisions of the board’s code of judicial conduct when he was caught driving while intoxicated on New Year’s Day in downtown St. Paul. Board members found that Atwal abused the prestige of his position when he told his arresting officer, “So, I live right there. I’m Judge Atwal from Ramsey County,” and then asked the officer three times to be let go. Atwal is currently undergoing outpatient treatment for alcohol addiction.