Thursday, September 5, 2013

DWI Attorney Goes To Court Drunk, Shows Up At Wrong Hearing

<--- Maybe he is just studying the effects of various levels of alcohol on a continuing basis in order to be a better lawyer?

"A New Mexico DWI attorney is facing charges after authorities say he walked into an Albuquerque courtroom drunk and into the wrong scheduled hearing.

Attorney John W. Higgins was taken into custody at Metro Court on Wednesday after he allegedly showed up drunk in Chief Judge Julie Altwies' courtroom. Officials say Higgins' hearings were actually two floors below.

Authorities say his blood-alcohol content registered at 0.11. Officials say he had been in the courtroom for about 45 minutes and stumbled getting up.

The presumed level of intoxication in New Mexico is 0.08 percent.

The 69-year-old was taken into custody for direct contempt of court."


jelly andrews said...

Oh my! How ironic! He is a DWI attorney but he goes to courtroom drunk. What a courageous but a ridiculous act.

David said...

I love finding the ironic stories! :)