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Ethics Complaints Filed Against NJ Judge following DWI Arrest on Rt. 80

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Ethics Complaints Filed Against NJ Judge following DWI Arrest on Rt. 80
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The New Jersey Law Journal is reporting that a municipal judge in Essex County is the subject of ethics violations for attempting to use his positing to avoid drunk driving charges. 

In November 2016, New Jersey State Troopers found  Wilfredo Benitez asleep behind the wheel of a car on Route 80 West in Teaneck. According to the report, the state Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct filed a complaint against Benitez on Wednesday. Benitez was eventually found not guilty of the driving charges.

The complaint filed Wednesday states that Benitez violated ethics rules by citing his position as a judge during the traffic stop. The full NJ Law Journal story: Ethics Complaint Charges NJ Municipal Judge With Touting Position During DWI Arrest

Benitiez made headlines in September 2017 when the Bloomfield Township Council approved Wilfredo Benitez to the position of Bloomfield Municipal Judge.  

 

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