Broward County Judge Lynn Rosenthal arrested on DUI charge

BSO: Judge's BMW SUV struck parked cruiser in courthouse parking lot

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Broward County judge was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving under the influence.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion said Judge Lynn Rosenthal was arrested after her BMW sport utility vehicle struck a parked BSO cruiser in the parking lot of the county courthouse.

According to the arrest report, Rosenthal admitted to taking Ambien, a sleep-inducing prescription drug, the night before.

Rosenthal told deputies she wasn't injured in the crash with the cruiser "or the crash from earlier in the morning," the report stated.

When asked about the other crash, Rosenthal said a truck tried to run her off Interstate 595 and she captured the incident on her cellphone.

The cellphone video showed Rosenthal's SUV drifting across the yellow lines and at one point showed it hitting a concrete barrier wall, the report said.

There was damage to the driver's side of the SUV and rear-view mirror.

Rosenthal, 56, was appointed to the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida by Gov. Rick Scott in 2012. She previously worked as a federal prosecutor.

Her DUI arrest comes less than a month after another Broward County judge was arrested on DUI charges in Plantation. Judge Gisele Pollack was suspended from the bench without pay Friday by the Florida Supreme Court.

Rosenthal is campaigning to reclaim her seat on the bench in this year's election.