Bridge gets support from state officials
OLYMPIA — State Supreme Court Justice Bobbe Bridge drew strong support yesterday from Gov. Gary Locke, who first appointed her to the bench, and from the state's top attorney, Attorney General Christine Gregoire.
The chief justice, Gerry Alexander, said Bridge's colleagues are rallying around her after her arrest Friday night in Seattle, accused of drunken driving.
Although Bridge, who has pleaded not guilty, hasn't raised the possibility of resigning, Gregoire said Bridge was quite upset when they talked and that she hopes the justice will stay in office.
Alexander said he's certain Bridge will stay on as she faces the sting of the law — and public opinion.
Bridge, 58, has been on the Supreme Court since 1990 and is a member of a prominent Seattle family.