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State judicial board weighing punishment options for Ottawa judge

Posted by wlpo on June 21, 2014

A complaint has officially been filed with the state regarding Circuit Judge Joe Hettel’s drunken driving arrest.

The Judicial Inquiry Board could remove Hettel from the bench or just reprimand him for his March 31st DUI arrest in Ottawa. The judiciary board says Hettel refused to perform field-sobriety tests after crashing his pickup truck while using his cell phone.

Since his arrest and guilty plea, Hettel is handling only civil cases in La Salle County, no criminal cases.

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