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Broward County Judge Lynn Rosenthal Resigns Year after DUI Arrest
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
October 07, 2015 Judge Lynn Rosenthal Resigns
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.
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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.
Broward Circuit Judge Rosenthal, who was facing a disciplinary hearing over her conduct following her arrest on a DUI charge, last year, has resigned effective Oct. 31.
JAABlog, a popular Broward County courthouse blog, was first to report the resignation.
Her decision was confirmed on the same day the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) announced a schedule of hearings in her misconduct case.
“She called me and told me she’s chosen to resign, effective the end of this month,” stated Broward Chief Administrative Judge Peter Weinstein. “This gives us enough time to decide who will replace her in her division.“
Rosenthal arrived outside the courthouse on May 27, 2014, showing signs of being impaired. She sideswiped a parked patrol car and repeatedly drove into the gate of the judicial parking lot between the courthouse and the Broward Main Jail.