City Judge who once presided over DUI cases arrested for DUI and Non-Comply

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Judge Astacio

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"You are self-sabotaging any chance you have to return to the bench," Aronson said in court, telling Astacio that her attitude appeared to be contemptuous.”  The previous quote was from one judge to another in Rochester, New York. 

Judge Leticia Astacio in 2009 worked as a prosecutor in the Driving While Intoxicated Bureau of the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.  She was elected in 2014 to a 10-year term running as a democrat for a judgeship in city court. 

She was recently escorted out of court after her supervising judge deceived her into returning to the country where she was swiftly arrested.  She was on hiatus after traveling to Thailand living in the mountains along with the monks searching for life’s ladder. 

She was arrested after a series of DUI’s and refusals to comply with court orders.  IN March she beat four allegations that she violated conditions of her sentence three dealing with the use of her ignition interlock device and one alleged that she twice drank alcohol. 

Astacio was summoned to court after her interlock device on 29 April registered a blood-alcohol-content reading of .0651%.  The device will disable a vehicle only if blood-alcohol content is below .3%

Astacio still receives her paycheck.  She has been barred from presiding over cases but still receives her annual salary of $173,700.

Judge Stephen Aronson of Canandaigua City Court issued a warrant is overseeing her drunken driving case and ordered her arrested without bail in Monroe County jail until a Thursday hearing.  

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