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Police reports detail appellate judge's arrest

A 13th Court of Appeals judge apparently attempted to avoid arrest Saturday by flashing her badge and telling a policeman that he “was ruining her life and career,” according to police records.

McAllen police arrested Justice Nora Longoria — who serves on the 13th Court of Appeals with five other justices and hears cases from a 20-county region that covers the southeastern edge of Texas — early Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving. After Longoria failed a field sobriety test, she became emotional and wouldn’t cooperate with the arresting officer, according to a detailed three-page police report. The 13th Court of Appeals operates both Corpus Christi and Edinburg locations.

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