Skip to comments.Arrested judge wore dress, women's hosiery
Posted on 02/15/2008 12:21:09 PM PST by raccoonradio
MANCHESTER A Boston-based federal judge wore a black cocktail dress, fish-net stockings and high heels when police arrested him for drunk driving after he rear-ended a pickup truck last week, sources said
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Somma, 63, struck a plea deal with the city Wednesday in which he pleaded no contest to a first-offense misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge in Manchester District Court. In exchange, the judge agreed to pay $600 in fines and penalties and a 12-month license suspension, which can be reduced to six months if he proves he successfully completed a driver education and alcohol awareness course, court records show.
The arresting officer made no mention of the judge's attire in the written report police provided to the media other than to note the judge "had a difficult time locating his license in his purse."
Two sources confirmed Somma was wearing a cocktail dress, women's hose and high heels when his Mercedes-Benz E320 sedan struck a pickup truck stopped at a red light on Elm Street about 11:29 p.m. on Feb. 6.
"He told police his wife was out of town ... so he decided to come up to Manchester where no one would know him," said a city government official speaking on condition of anonymity. The official said he was told of the incident by a top police administrator during a briefing session.
Somma, who lives in Newbury, Mass., had a hard time keeping his balance, smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech, the police report shows. He failed the field sobriety test and took a breath test at the station that registered a blood alcohol level of .12, according to the police report.
The judge told police he had been at the Breezeway Pub at 14 Pearl St. where he had two gin and tonics about two hours earlier, the police report shows.
Ronald K. Forest of Weare, who was driving the pickup Somma struck, declined comment. While police said no one was hurt in the collision, Forest said he and his passenger sought medical help the next day.
Attorney John J. Cronin III of Bennington contacted the city's lawyers Monday to begin working out a plea deal for his client, which enabled Somma to avoid trial. Somma was set to be arraigned Feb. 25. Cronin could not be reached for comment.
Somma was appointed a First Circuit Court bankruptcy judge in 2004.
First Circuit Court spokesmen said Somma is a judge in good standing with no history of problems.
Friend of Rudy?
I don’t know, but it’s a damn shame that a transvestite
federal judge from Massachusetts has to go all the way up
to Manchester, NH, to get a DWI while in drag.
Something tells me this may not have been his first rear-ending experience...
Not any more!
It could have been worse, he could have been wearing white after labor day.
Ann Coulter better check her closet.
Ya can’t make this stuff up!
“the judge “had a difficult time locating his license in his purse.””
I think Howie Carr said he’s resigning effective (how
appropriate) April Fools Day.
This is against the rules.
If a transvestite federal judge from Massachusetts truly HAS to go all the way up to Manchester to get a DWI while in drag, then the terrorists have already won.
What a drag.
But again, he wanted to be where nobody knew him. They’re
saying on the Howie Carr show that the place he was at was
a gay bar. Apparently he went to Manch. NH because it’s
a shorter drive than going all the way to Provincetown...
Drunk cross dressing judge who shouldn't have been wearing high heels. Hmm I wonder if he was in his wife's clothing or if he has his own wardrobe?
Cool, CT dresses are all the rage.
Oh,well U can't aways be first. LOL, they travel and party together.
Synonyms: federal courts and Sodom and Gomorrha
from another Union Leader article:
—The Breezeway Pub, at 14 Pearl St., bills itself as “New Hampshire’s favorite gay and alternative bar,” according to its web site.
The arresting officer reported Somma smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech and fell backwards against the door frame while getting out of his car.
The judge failed the field sobriety test and, after taking a breath test at the police station, was arrested on alternative charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or more, according to the police report and court records. Somma also was charged with following another vehicle too closely and causing an accident, a violation.
This thread is USELESS w/o pics.
imagine the pics on his hard-drive.
The Breezeway's site describes it as an "alternative" bar.
well we have a pic of Somma (booking photo?) but no pix of
him in drag. Yet.
Because she couldn’t find her cocktail dress.
Appointed by GW Bush btw...he’s a fed. bankruptcy judge.
Insert “morally bankrupt” joke here.
I guess we know it wasn’t a man bag.
These freaks are infiltrating every aspect of life. Education, government, legal system, etc. How much more can this nation withstand. My wife and I live in Bakersfield, Ca. Kern county has long been a conservative stronghold until recently. SB777 which the phony governator signed is an abomination, but many of her colleagues (school teachers) seem to be all in favor.
My once RED Kern County was polled via local news, and, apparently, Hillary / Obama seem to be the favorites as of now.
Well, if he’s a bankruptcy judge, at least he doesn’t have a lifetime appointment.
First Judge: (very camp) Oh, I've had such a morning in the High Court. I could stamp my little feet the way those QC's carry on.
Second Judge: (just as camp) Don't I know it, love.
First Judge: Objection here, objection there! And that nice policeman giving his evidence so well - beautiful speaking voice ... well after a bit all I could do was bang my little gavel.
Second Judge: You what, love?
First Judge: I banged me gavel. I did me 'silence in court' bit. Ooh! If looks could kill that prosecuting counsel would be in for thirty years. How did your summing up go?
Second Judge: Well, I was quite pleased actually. I was trying to do my butch voice, you know, 'what the jury must understand', and they loved it, you know. I could see that foreman eyeing me.
First Judge: Really?
Second Judge: Yes, cheeky devil.
First Judge: Was he that tall man with that very big... ?
Second Judge: No, just a minute - I must finish you know. Anyway, I finished up with 'the actions of these vicious men is a violent stain on the community and the full penalty of the law is scarcely sufficient to deal with their ghastly crimes', and I waggled my wig! Just ever so slightly, but it was a stunning effect.
First Judge: Oh, I bet it was... like that super time I wore that striped robe in the Magistrates Court.
Second Judge: Oh, aye.
There is a male homosexual BK judge in Seattle has or had a long term homosexual relationship with with an attorney that practices in his court.
-the article states his wife was out of town. He KEEPS a wife?
Most likely not for long.
I’d be gone and HE’d be in bankrupcy court when I was done with HIM! LOL
Damn, and I’ve always had so much respect for judges.
Need more evidence to decide guilt or innocence.
As said above, the judge has resigned, effective in about
6 weeks (prob will still get his pension?). Update via
Manch. Union Leader:
JUDGE SOMMA QUITS
>>Updated, 4:17 p.m. The federal bankruptcy judge who was convicted of DWI in Manchester this week is resigning as of April 1. Robert Somma was in a car accident on Feb. 6 after leaving a gay bar wearing a dress, fishnet stockings and
Need more evidence? Why? Are you twisted too?
“Somma is a judge in good standing with no history of problems.”
Well, it’s not like he has a drinking problem. He drinks, he falls down — no problem.
In a less degenerate society this guy would have poured himself a stiff drink, and locked himself in his study with a loaded revolver. Judges...phtew!
Why am I not surprised from their directions “parking is in the rear”.
Queen for a Day?
From cross examination to cross dressing.
No wonder gays have run of the State.
I can imagine a new TV show - “Judge Rudy”
Story about this in today’s Boston Globe did not mention the female dress at all.
Still not as disturbing as the guy in Oklahoma who was amusing himself with a vacuum pump behind the bench.
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