Last November, questions were raised over a decision of prosecutors to drop all charges against 13th Court Justice of Appeals Nora Longoria for alleged drunk driving. There were concerns of special treatment but prosecutors insisted that they simply lacked sufficient evidence. Now it appears that there was a dash cam video that clearly shows Longoria unable to complete sobriety tests. It would seems a fairly easy case for prosecution.
Longoria is shown struggling to walk a straight line and stumbling. Police say that another video includes audio recording where Longoria pleads with the officer to “Please let me go home. I live a couple of miles away” and “You are going to ruin my life.”
She refused to give a blood sample.
Everyone is now insisting that it is a complete mystery how the video of this judge was not sent to prosecutors. As for Longoria, she does not appear to feel the need to respond to the evidence on the video.
Frankly, I am less concerned over the DUI as I am over the possible special treatment afforded to a judge.
Longoria ran on a campaign of “Nora for Justice” and emphasized the need for impartial treatment of accused persons. She insisted “I am committed to the legal profession and to the integrity and sanctity of the judicial system. My promise is to always apply the law fairly and without bias in all cases.”
She graduated from the University of Texas A&M in 1986 with a major in political science and a minor in history. She then graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1990.