Idaho Judge Renae Hoff To Retire After Getting DUI

Idaho Judge Renae Hoff To Retire After Getting DUI

The Idaho Press-Tribune has reported that Judge Renae Hoff was arrested for DUI on August 25, 2012. She has stepped down from her duties and will retire in January. Officers allegedly saw Hoff weaving in and out of lanes and proceeded to pull her over. When officers began to question the Third District Judge, they noticed that she displayed symptoms of alcohol intoxication such as glassy, bloodshot eyes, and they reported she had an odor of alcohol on her breath. According to the police report, Hoff “almost fell while stepping out of the vehicle, swayed and had an unsteady gait.

Hoff was pulled over around 1:30 a.m. and admitted to drinking beer while at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival earlier that night. Police first asked Renae Hoff to complete 3 field sobriety tests, which she did not pass. After failing the field sobriety tests, Hoff was placed under arrest and a blood alcohol test later showed her blood alcohol content (BAC) level to be .116%, which is higher than the state’s legal limit of .08%. Hoff has been removed from presiding over criminal cases until her DUI case is resolved. She plead not guilty to the charges and will begin her jury trial on December 4, 2012. Renae Hoff was appointed to the bench in 1990 and recently re-elected in 2010 when she ran unopposed. Since announcing her retirement, 7 people have applied for the job which earned Hoff $112,043 in 2011.

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