Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Speeding Citation Puts Judge, Court on Trial.(Editorial Page)


What are citizens to make of a Metropolitan Court judge who is alleged to have driven his car 99 miles per hour down a road posted at 40 mph, and who allegedly failed to immediately stop for a pursuing officer? What are attorneys going to make of it in his courtroom?

The short answer to the second question is that Metro Judge Frank Sedillo has probably relegated (or promoted, depending on point of view) himself to long-term duty in the Civil Division. Win or lose on this citation, law officers or defense attorneys might view this as affecting his impartiality or judgment in traffic matters.

Sedillo was cited by Deputy Larry Meeks on charges of driving 99 in a 40 zone and failing to yield to emergency equipment about 11:40 p. …

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