Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge cited with DUI, hit and run
SEATTLE — State Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge on Sunday apologized for a drunken-driving and hit-and-run incident, calling her behavior inexcusable and promising to seek a professional evaluation of her alcohol use.
"There are not words to describe how deeply remorseful I am," Bridge said. "I thank God no one was hurt."
Bridge, 58, was arrested Friday night after another driver called to report that a silver Mercedes had struck an unoccupied pickup truck along West Dravus Street in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood, police spokesman Scott Moss said.
The Mercedes continued driving until the witness pulled in front of it and boxed it in, the witness reported.
Bridge took two breath tests, registering blood-alcohol levels of 0.219 percent and 0.227 percent, nearly three times the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent.
Gov. Gary Locke appointed her to the court in 2000 to replace retiring Justice Barbara Durham. She was elected to a full six-year term after running unopposed last year.