PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Broward County Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal resigned Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott's office confirmed to Local 10 News.
Rosenthal was facing a hearing on charges that she violated judicial ethics after her DUI arrest last year after driving erratically in the courthouse parking lot on her way to work.
Rosenthal blamed the event on an Ambien pill she had taken the night before, but authorities said she had Xanax in her purse and refused blood and urine tests.
The Judicial Qualifications Commission found that she gave incomplete and misleading testimony in her initial hearing, and the Florida Supreme Court rejected a recommended 90-day suspension, setting up the high-stakes hearing.
Rosenthal was ultimately convicted of a lesser charge of reckless driving.
JAABlog was first to report the resignation, tipping Local 10 to the announcement.
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