Judge charged after police reportedly find drugs in car
May 30, 2004

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Police arrested a well-known judge early yesterday after he allegedly tried to avoid a police checkpoint while driving drunk with a substance believed to be cocaine in his vehicle.
  W. John Brennan, 57, chief judge of state district court in Albuquerque, appeared to be "extremely intoxicated" when he was pulled over, a police spokesman said.
  Officers also found what they believed to be cocaine in his vehicle, he said.
  Brennan was charged with possession of a controlled substance and evidence tampering, and was released on his recognizance, jail records show. A charge of drunken driving was pending results of a blood-alcohol test, the spokesman said.