Florida ALJ Arrested

A Pinellas County administrative law judge was arrested Sunday on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of a crash after driving the wrong way on Gunn Highway and striking another car, deputies said.

Arline Colon, 49, was driving a Jeep Wrangler south in the northbound lanes near Isbell Lane in the Odessa area shortly before 9 p.m. when she crashed into a Nissan Altima, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office….

Colon did not stop to provide any information and continued driving south, but the Jeep’s front axle snapped and it came to a stop in the road near North Mobley Road, deputies said, about a mile from the crash scene. 

 A deputy arrived and found Colon sitting in a gray sedan parked nearby. She had a visible seatbelt mark on her body, her wallet was found in the Jeep’s front passenger and her flip flops were found under the brake pedal, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say Colon smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech, bloodshot and watery eyes and was unable to stand under her own power. …

Florida Bar records show Colon is an administrative law judge for the U.S. Social Security Administration’s St. Petersburg office. …

Records show Sunday’s arrest is Colon’s second this year.

She was arrested Aug. 17 and charged with providing false information to a law enforcement officer, a first degree misdemeanor. …

 

A Pinellas County administrative law judge was arrested Sunday on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of a crash after driving the wrong way on Gunn Highway and striking another car, deputies said.

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