Ohio Supreme Court Justice Alice Robie Resnick drove away from police Monday after they confronted her on suspicion of drunken driving, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Despite badly failing a portable breath test, Resnick insisted there was nothing wrong with her and repeatedly asked a state trooper to let her go. “You don’t have a good reason to stop me,” Resnick, 65, told the trooper, who videotaped the stop. “Please let me go. I really can’t tolerate this.”
She was arrested on a drunken-driving charge, her license was suspended, and she lost her right to drive a state-owned vehicle for three years. Several motorists reported that her state-owned Jeep Cherokee was “all over the road,” nearly sideswiping other cars on Interstate 75. Asked by an officer why she was weaving in traffic, Resnick said she was talking on a cell phone. A portable breath test administered later showed an alcohol level of .216 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent. She also failed field sobriety tests.