Today, New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge Robert E. Robles announced that he has placed himself on administrative leave after being arrested, early Wednesday morning, for aggravated DWI. 


According to KRQE, Robles was arrested around 1 am Wednesday in Albuquerque after running a red light. A blood test registered his blood alcohol level at 0.16 percent.

Here's the release Robles sent out this afternoon:

I sincerely apologize to my family, to the citizens of New Mexico, to the members of the New Mexico Court of Appeals and to the entire New Mexico Judiciary for my recent personal actions.  I made an egregious error in judgment that resulted in painful consequences to those who place their trust in me.

With the support of my family, I am seeking professional help to assist me in addressing personal issues which resulted in my inappropriate behavior. I hope to mend, as best as I can, the pain that I have caused my family, friends and colleagues, in accepting the consequences of my actions.

I voluntarily placed myself on administrative leave without pay from my position on the New Mexico Court of Appeals and reported the incident to the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission which will review my actions.

I ask the citizens of New Mexico to consider this apology as only the first indication of my profound remorse, complete acceptance of my actions, and commitment to do my best to restore your confidence in me as your public servant.