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Benton County judge arrested for DUI

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RICHLAND, Wash. -

 (AP) - A Benton County judge was arrested for allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his car near his Badger Canyon home.
  
The Tri-City Herald reports 55-year-old Terry Tanner pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a gross misdemeanor DUI charge in Benton County District Court.
  
Court documents show that emergency dispatchers were called at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday about a crashed Cadillac with a driver sleeping behind the wheel.
  
Documents say Benton County sheriff's deputies found Tanner about 300 feet away from the sedan.
  
A deputy wrote that Tanner said he had been driving the Cadillac after drinking at a Kennewick restaurant.
  
A search warrant was granted to draw Tanner's blood, which will be sent to a state lab to determine his blood-alcohol level at the time.
  
Tanner was released on his personal recognizance. It's unclear if he will be back on the bench this week.
  
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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com

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3/8/2018 6:35:14 AM (GMT -8:00)

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