JUDICIARY: No Special Privilege

At Milton, N. H., one night last week, an automobile careened down the street and smashed into a telephone pole. Police approached the darkened car, peered in at a bald man, pronounced him drunk, took him to the station house. When they got him under a light and saw who he was they immediately released him, preferred no charges. He was Judge Eri C. Oakes, 42, of the State Superior Court.

Ironically, one of the first cases on his docket the next morning was the trial of a drunken driver. A jury found...

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