Lynn Rosenthal, Broward Circuit Judge, Arrested on DUI Charge in Courthouse Parking Lot
Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal rammed her black BMW SUV into a car in the Broward County courthouse parking lot on Tuesday morning.
Unfortunately for Rosenthal, the car she struck happened to be a parked BSO squad car. Even more unfortunate, she was allegedly drunk.
According to BSO, the incident happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday.
BSO says Rosenthal, 56, struck the parked cruiser in the lot of the county courthouse located at 201 SE Sixth St. in Fort Lauderdale, causing damage to her side rear-view mirror.
Rosenthal, who had served as Assistant United States Attorney beginning in 1985 and put away many on drug trafficking charges over the years, was appointed by Rick Scott and sworn in on August 1, 2012.
Her arrest comes three weeks after another Broward County Circuit Judge, Gisele Pollack, was arrested on DUI charges.
Pollack, a misdemeanor drug court judge, has had trouble with substance abuse in the past.
Back in March, Pollack, 56, was behaving erratically in the courtroom and at times slurred her words. Her meltdown on the bench led Pollack to take personal leave and shortly thereafter check herself into an outpatient treatment program in Weston.
Before that, in December, Pollack had reportedly shown up for work inebriated. She began drunkenly threatening to have her staff fired when they confronted her about it.
When her staff tried to keep her from going to the bench drunk, her response was reportedly to say, "Fuck you, you're fired."
Just this past November, yet another Broward judge, Cynthia Imperato, was also busted for DUI.
As for Rosenthal, she was arrested Tuesday morning following her incident on DUI charges and booked into the Broward main jail, according to police.
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