Judge resigns after DUI charge

Judge resigns after DUI charge

Credit: Minidoka County

Judge resigns after DUI charge

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on June 25, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 25 at 4:13 PM

TWIN FALLS -- Fifth District Magistrate Judge Nicole Cannon has resigned two months after being charged with excessive driving under the influence in Boise.

Cannon's resignation was announced Friday in a statement released by 5th District Trial Court administrator Linda Wright. The resignation was effective immediately. She had served on the bench for 15 months.

Cannon's resignation announcement made no mention of the DUI charge filed in April. Court records say her blood-alcohol level tested at 0.239 percent and 0.221 percent.

A judge denied requests by Cannon's defense attorney to have the traffic stop deemed unreasonable and to throw out the breath tests. Cannon has pleaded not guilty and her trial is set to start on Aug. 28.

Wright says recruitment for Cannon's replacement would start Monday.

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