Former judge sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to DWI
March 14, 2019 05:10 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Former district court judge Deborah Walker pleaded guilty to DWI in court Thursday with Third Judicial District Court Judge Conrad Perea overseeing the proceedings.
Walker received a deferred sentence, she was ordered one year of supervised probation.
"She accepts full responsibility so I think that the judge did the right thing in this case and she accepts that and apologizes to the public," said Walker's attorney, Tim Padilla.
Along with probation, Walker will be required to follow a number of conditions. She will have to install an interlock system in her car, complete community service, pay court fees and fines, and complete a number of required programs.
Walker was arrested back in January following a crash on Candelaria near Rio Grande. Police say she was one of the drivers involved in the crash and failed field sobriety tests at the scene.
She retired from the bench a short time later.
This story corrects a previous version which said a State Supreme Court judge overseeing the proceedings.
Updated: March 14, 2019 05:10 PM
Created: March 14, 2019 12:14 PM
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