Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Corrigan found guilty of drunken driving

CLEVELAND - A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge charged with operating a vehicle under the influence after being found drunk in the Cleveland Metroparks has been found guilty.

Judge Peter J. Corrigan appeared in Rocky River Municipal Court Friday. He pleaded no contest to OVI and was found guilty.

The judge suspended Corrigan's license for a year and gave him a $500 fine. He must also attend Alcohol Rehab Center (OLAP) and a 3-day driver intervention program.

Corrgian was apologetic for his lapse in judgment, according to the bailiff.

In the early morning hours of Dec. 17, Metroparks rangers were alerted to a car that was not moving at the intersection of Valley Parkway and Cedar Point Road, Metroparks Ranger spokeswoman Monica Banks-Heinz said. Rangers found Judge Peter J. Corrigan inside the car.

After an investigation, Corrigan was taken back to headquarters, where his blood-alcohol content tested at .152, rangers said.

He was charged with OVI, prohibited concentration of alcohol and impeding traffic.

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