Arizona judge takes blood test, no drugs, alcohol in system

Posted 4/7/21

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The results of a blood test for a southern Arizona judge who was pulled over by police while driving on New Year's Eve revealed his blood-alcohol level was well below the …

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Arizona judge takes blood test, no drugs, alcohol in system

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CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — The results of a blood test for a southern Arizona judge who was pulled over by police while driving on New Year's Eve revealed his blood-alcohol level was well below the legal limit and drugs were not in his system.

A Casa Grande police officer, who was not identified, pulled over Pinal County Superior Court Judge Stephen McCarville after claiming the judge's vehicle drifted toward the center median and made a left turn without using a turn signal, The Casa Grande Dispatch Tuesday.

Police said McCarville reportedly told the officer that he had consumed maybe one or two drinks at a family member’s home before driving home. McCarville also said he had taken a baby aspirin and received a COVID-19 vaccine shot earlier in the day, according to police.

The blood test results showed that McCarville had a blood alcohol content of 0.02%, well below the legal limit of 0.08%. The tests also showed that McCarville did not have any drugs in his system.

A spokesperson for the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts made the results public through a copy of a supplement to the original police report. The report said the case had been closed without prosecution.

The officer made a note that McCarville had an extremely high pulse rate and wrote in his report that he suspected the judge had an underlying medical condition.

Nash said in January that McCarville had followed up with his doctor and is now being treated for high blood pressure.

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