A judge in Peoria County, Illinois has been ordered to pay a fine of nearly $2,000 after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.


On September 3, Associate Judge Albert Purham Jr. pleaded guilty to charges of DUI and improper lane usage. Police say his blood-alcohol content was measured at more than the legal limit of 0.08 percent after being stopped on June 27.


In addition to the fine 52-year-old Purham paid, his license was suspended for six months and he is required to have a monitoring device installed in his vehicle if he is granted a driving permit before the suspension is lifted.


After being arrested, Purham was removed from his position as a traffic judge in Peoria County and was reassigned to one of the two divorce courts in the county.

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