Sloatsburg judge accused of DWI in crash

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Police say a judge from the Village of Sloatsburg is under arrest for allegedly rear-ending another car while driving drunk.

Ramapo cops say Thomas Newman, 56, was driving drunk on Route 17 last night at 7:30 p.m. when he hit another car, driven by 60-year-old Oscar Padilla, of Sloatsburg.

Padilla says he called Ramapo police four times, and that it took an hour and a half for an officer to arrive on scene.

Newman, as well as Padilla and his passenger, were not injured.

The judge faces charges of driving while intoxicated, refusing to take a Breathalyzer test and following too close to a vehicle.

Newman is scheduled to appear in Ramapo town court next week.

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