Sloatsburg judge accused of DWI in crashPosted: Updated:
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.