JUSTICES REPRIMAND JUDGE FOR DRUNKEN DRIVING
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
A Scioto County judge was reprimanded today by the Ohio Supreme Court for drunken driving.
Common Pleas Court Judge William T. Marshall, 58, was convicted after his vehicle struck an embankment and overturned on Jan. 12, 2013, on Rt. 140 in Jackson County.
The State Highway Patrol reported the Republican‘s blood-alcohol level was 0.22 percent, more than twice the 0.08 level at which a motorist is presumed intoxicated.
The Wheelersburg resident later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in jail with all but three days suspended, fined $550 and placed on probation that he successfully completed.
In agreeing to a public reprimand with court disciplinary officials, Marshall admitted that his behavior violated judicial conduct rules by damaging public perception of the judiciary.
The Ohio Supreme Court unanimously accepted the agreement. The justices found that Marshall had an otherwise clean record and voluntarily entered treatment for alcoholism.
Scioto County is along the Ohio River, about 80 miles south of Columbus.