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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Broward County Judge Lynn Rosenthal Arrested On DUI Charge
BSO: Judge's BMW SUV struck parked cruiser in courthouse parking lot
A Broward County judge was arrested Tuesday on a charge of driving under the influence.
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.
cellphone video showed Rosenthal's SUV drifting across the yellow lines
and at one point showed it hitting a concrete barrier wall, the report
There was damage to the driver's side of the SUV and rear-view mirror.
56, was appointed to the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida by Gov.
Rick Scott in 2012. She previously worked as a federal prosecutor.
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
Rosenthal is campaigning to reclaim her seat on the bench in this year's election.