Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated Saturday morning and issued an appearance ticket.
According to Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley, Astacio, 34, was ticketed by New York State Police traveling on Interstate 490 near the Mt. Read Boulevard exit about 8 a.m.
Trooper Chris Kowalski said troopers came upon Astacio’s vehicle on I-490 and that the investigation is still ongoing. Astacio’s car was damaged in what was possibly a one-car crash. No other car was involved.
Astacio was headed to Rochester City Court to preside over Saturday morning arraignments
The ticket was designated DWI with refusal, and she is scheduled to appear in court on March 11. According to Kowalski, Astacio refused to take a Breathalyzer test.
Judge Charles Crimi presided over arraignments in Astacio’s place, according to Doorley.
Astacio, a Democrat, was elected to her position in 2014, defeating two other Democrats in a September primary before being unopposed in the general election.
She joined the Monroe County District’s Office in 2007, and moved to the drunken driving bureau in 2009. After that, Astacio, a graduate of Irondequoit High School, worked as senior district attorney in the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau. Astascio started her own criminal defense practice in 2011.