Santa Fe Magistrate Judge Dev Atma Khalsa will resign amid an ethics probe that would have had him forcibly thrown off the bench.
The investigation came after Khalsa was stopped for a DWI in February off of I-25 when he crashed his car.
The arresting officer could smell alcohol on Khalsa’s breath and noticed slurred speech from the disgraced soon-to-be former judge.
The crash happened on I-25 at the Saint Francis Drive exit in Santa Fe.
According to KOB 4, “If he is convicted, he faces 90 days in jail, a $999 fine, and one year of probation.”
“Officers arrested Khalsa and charged him with reckless driving and driving without a license. After the crash, the state Supreme Court initially suspended him with pay, then without pay last month.” The judge’s license expired two days before the arrest.
Khalsa’s brief stint on the bench, being elected only in November, included a handful of DWI cases, some revolving around revoked licenses.
The Democrat previously won a crowded three-way primary and faced no GOP opponent in the general election.
Once the New Mexico Supreme Court accepts the resignation agreement between the judge and the New Mexico Judicial Standards Commission, then his successor can be appointed to the bench by Democrat Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
11 thoughts on “Democrat NM judge to resign amid DWI charges”
Same sh*t different day.
Yep. Different day, different government appointed official.
Could a drunk judge be any worse than whatever woke POS that nmg* mlg will impose on us?
*not my governess
MLG……J.O.E., all the same.
Don’t worry, MLG will pardon him, and he’ll be behind the wheel again soon.
I have no doubt that our Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will choose a fit candidate for Santa Fe Magistrate Judge.
NEW MEXICO CONTINUES TO BEHAVE LIKE THE WILD WEST. I WAS BORN AND RAISED HERE UNTIL 8 YEARS OLD AND WENT OVERSEAS AS A MILITARY BRAT. CAME BACK AS A YOUNG ADULT AND WELL ALBUQUERQUE AND NM WAS A SLOW TO ROLL STATE AND HAD SO MUCH YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I WILL SCRATCH YOURS. HIRED EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY. no SHOCK OUR STATE IS STILL SO CORRUPT. BLUE STATES ARE FULL OF CORRUPT POLITICIANS AND UNELECTED OFFICIALS. aND NEW MEXICANS KEEP ELECTING THESE EVIL PEOPLE WHO SAY IT JUST FINE TO MURDER THE UNBORN. ALLOW MURDERERS AND OTHER REPEATITIVE CRIMINALS OUT OF JAIL. IT’S JUST SICK AND NOW WE HAVE A STATE FULL OF CRIME AND THE HIGHEST MURDER RATE IN THE NATION. INCLUDING IN THE TOP THREE OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT LEADING TO DEATH. WHEN OH WHEN WILL THE GOOD CITIZENS TURN THIS STATE AROUND? AND CALIFORNIANS AND EASTERNERS YOU LEAVE YOUR STATE DUE TO HIGH STATE REGULATIONS AND BRING YOUR HORRED POLITICS TO OUR STATE. why??????
THAT is a judge? Is he related to Fetterman? Democrats sure like to hit the sauce.
i agree with all of the above
He was a judge…Dude looks like a hillbilly…. Goes to show you dumbocrats will elect anyone.