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Former New Jersey Judge Convicted of Second DWI

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George Korpita, a former municipal court judge in Morris County, New Jersey was found guilty March 19, 2009, of his second DWI charge.

Korpita was pulled over last February 15, 2008 for careless driving as his vehicle was swerving in and out of traffic.  He recently admitted to driving drunk and was convicted of his second drunk driving charge, as well as refusing to take a breath test.

Korpita did announce in court that he has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings and has been sober for over a year. In light of this information, the judge suspended Korpita’s 45-day jail term ruling and ordered him to go to AA meetings six days a week for two years; however, the former judge will be jailed if he misses any meetings.

The court also suspended Korpita’s driver’s license for two years and fined him $2,000.  In addition, the New Jersey Supreme Court suspended Korpita’s license to practice law after he admitted to driving drunk. 

Korpita’s first conviction came after his admittance to driving drunk in Roxbury in 2007 and threatened police who arrested him.  Soon after his arrest, Korpita stepped down from his position in Dover, Rockaway Borough and Victory Gardens.

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