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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Seymour attorney lands in jail after being intoxicated in court"

Paul Gable, editor of The Shelbyville News, posted this story Wednesday afternoon. The story begins:

A Seymour attorney found himself going from defense attorney to defendant this week in Shelby County Superior Court II.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Joseph M. Robertson II drove from Seymour to Shelby County on Monday and did so with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .15 gram of alcohol per 100 milliliters of his blood or 210 liters of his breath.

A report from the Shelby County Sheriff's Department states that Judge David Riggins found Robertson in contempt of court and Riggins requested Robertson be tested for alcohol.

The report states it was determined Robertson had driven from Seymour to Superior Court II and then acted inappropriately with a staff member by touching her inappropriately three times.

"Judge Riggins also advised that he had a victim testify at the Contempt of Court proceedings that Robertson almost ran her off the roadway on his way to the courthouse," the report states.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 11, 2014 01:49 PM
Posted to Indiana Courts