The stipulated order regarding Judge Marybeth Dingledy was an intermediate-level sanction from the state Commission on Judicial Conduct.
Drunken driving is a “serious offense” and judges are expected to comply with the laws they enforce on others, the commission noted. It also appears to be an isolated incident, the panel found.
Dingledy earlier was sentenced to a day in jail after admitting she drove drunk Aug. 26. Her car spun out, struck a concrete barrier and came to rest facing oncoming traffic along I-405 near Bothell.
The judge promptly notified the commission and cooperated fully, the panel said in a prepared statement. “Respondent has a reputation as a fair and conscientious judicial officer and is actively engaged in the community in philanthropic endeavors and as a positive role model for cancer survivors.”