BROWARD (CBSMiami) – A Broward judge convicted of drunk driving is set to resign at the end of the month.
According to the Sun Sentinel, Broward Chief Administrative Judge Peter Weinstein confirmed Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, who was facing disciplinary action from the state’s Supreme Court over her conduct following a 2013 DUI arrest, is resigning.
In September of 2015, Imperato told a judicial panel that she drank more than the two glasses of wine she said she had at a reception.
“Obviously I had much more and should not have gotten behind the wheel,” she said.
The Judicial Qualifying Commission held a hearing to recommend punishment for her behavior.
Imperato also apologized to the police officers who arrested her.
“I apologize and know you were just doing your job,” she said.
The JQC presented their findings to the Florida Supreme Court.
However, the Supreme Court was unhappy with the proposed punishment for Imperato.
She had originally agreed to a 20-day unpaid suspension, $5,000 fine and public reprimand but the high court rejected it and ordered a full hearing to determine what sanction to impose.
In November 2013, Boca Raton Police pulled over Imperato after she was spotted driving erratically. She later allegedly refused to submit to a breath sample test.
Judge Imperato later accepted full responsibility for her conduct and said she was going to use the incident as an opportunity to improve her actions.