STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

NY state's highest court boots Rochester judge from bench

An upstate New York judge convicted of drunken driving and deemed guilty of other misconduct has been removed from the bench by the state's highest court.

Posted: Oct 16, 2018 3:02 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York judge convicted of drunken driving and deemed guilty of other misconduct has been removed from the bench by the state's highest court.

The Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld the state Commission of Judicial Conduct's recommendation that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio no longer be allowed to serve as a judge.

Astacio had appealed the commission's recommendation, saying she instead should have been censured.

She was charged in 2016 with driving while intoxicated. After her conviction on the charge, she failed to follow the conditions of court orders and was briefly jailed because of violations. The state court also cited instances of misconduct on the bench for its decision.

Astacio, a Democrat, was elected to the $187,000-a-year judge's job in 2014.

Her attorney was in court and wasn't available for comment.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2392060

Reported Deaths: 55066
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings31909610743
Queens30607510153
Suffolk2281703519
Nassau2071043257
Bronx2021556693
New York1619224606
Westchester1409342328
Erie992591884
Richmond858401905
Monroe782541156
Orange54619887
Rockland50943769
Onondaga45981715
Dutchess33827485
Albany28513368
Oneida25899552
Niagara22183383
Broome21898385
Saratoga18468191
Ulster16373271
Schenectady15325216
Rensselaer13364154
Putnam1187096
Chautauqua10980157
Oswego9667101
Chemung9112146
St. Lawrence8975118
Ontario856998
Steuben8489160
Cayuga7942101
Sullivan782781
Jefferson752171
Wayne701378
Cattaraugus675098
Genesee6097131
Herkimer6030117
Tompkins597459
Clinton571634
Madison542698
Fulton532197
Livingston520467
Montgomery5112133
Cortland484070
Warren472576
Columbia4664108
Tioga443467
Chenango421286
Otsego417751
Allegany403893
Greene397283
Washington396763
Wyoming392354
Orleans367784
Franklin356416
Lewis321836
Delaware309041
Seneca248959
Schoharie208320
Essex195129
Yates140726
Schuyler128916
Hamilton4083
Unassigned13533
Out of NY0291
Utica
Mostly Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 66°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
62° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 62°
Herkimer
Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 66°
Old Forge
Cloudy
66° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 66°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
NEW Game Day Deals each week
Follow the 2021 Go the Distance Team - sponsored by Gilroy Kernan & Gilroy
Chapter Photofacial Therapy Giveaway
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve