Tuesday, March 21, 2023

A Full Bottle Of Champagne

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has imposed an interim suspension of a former judge for a misdemeanor driving under the influence offense.

The Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA), in compliance with Rules 7.1 and 7.2 of the Rules Governing Disciplinary Proceedings (RGDP), forwarded to this Court certified copies of the Sentence Order, Order: Report to Court, County Court Plea Agreement, and Information, in the criminal matter of State of Colorado v. McCoy, Kassie Nicole, Case No. 2022T966, in the District Court of Mesa County, State of Colorado. On August 30, 2022, Kassie Nicole McCoy entered a plea of Guilty to the misdemeanor crime of Driving Under the Influence (1st), Colorado Code 42-4-1301(1)(a), committed on the 8th day of April, 2022. The Colorado Court accepted Respondent's Guilty plea and sentenced Respondent to a 14 day suspended jail sentence, 12 months of probation, 48 hours of public service, an alcohol evaluation, restitution to the Grand Junction Police Department, and participation in MADD Victim Impact Panel. The OBA received certified copies of the papers and Exhibits 1-4 from the Mesa County District Court on February 21, 2023.

News on 6 reported on the arrest

Claremore Police have released the body cam video of officers arresting a Rogers County Judge.

Police said they found Judge Kassie McCoy with her head slumped down behind the wheel of her parked car.

“I would like to administer some standard field sobriety tests to ensure that you are safe to be operating a motor vehicle,” an officer said to McCoy.

Police say McCoy admitted to drinking a full bottle of champagne and had a blood alcohol content of 0.35.

Related Story: Rogers County Judge Arrested, Accused Of Being In Control Of Car While Intoxicated

She was booked into jail on a misdemeanor charge for being in control of the vehicle.

She said she is "embarrassed both personally and professionally" and will get treatment for alcohol dependency.

(Mike Frisch)


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