St. Lucie County Judge Kathryn Nelson busted for DUI

Oct 27, 2011 Full story: WPEC-TV West Palm Beach 19

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- A St. Lucie County judge out of jail after getting arrested for DUI.

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Jose

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#1 Oct 28, 2011
This is pretty sad. I wonder how much under the influence she was, residing over so many court cases. Gotta be quite embarrassing for Saint Lucie County.
War on drugs

United States

#2 Nov 15, 2011
So she abuses legal drugs (xanax, alcohol) engangers people's lives by driving a vehicle while impaired, and then considers herself fit to sit in judgement of "drug" offenders. If this woman had a shred of integrity, she would step down from the bench immediately. But she does not have any integrity so the war on drugs continues
No mughsot

United States

#3 Nov 21, 2011
I am surprised that this thread has not been deleted. This crap pile's mugshot is not posted, no comments are allowed on news story blogs, all three squad car camera's were "broken" on the scene when she was arrested. This sack of dung must be made to pay as she would make one of her victims pay in court.
Concerned citizen

Fort Pierce, FL

#4 Dec 13, 2011
Judge Nelson is entitled to a fair trial.
However, most of the folks in Staint Lucie County and in the State of Florida are not getting a fair trial. Most of the Judges are not fair, not compasionate,and do not show the slightest bit of mercy. The jail in Saint Lucie County is full, 1,300 inmates. The Jail system in Florida is the third largest in the country. They have more people incarcerated than New York State. Now that does not mean we have more bad people. On the contrary.
They put people in jail,because their ankle bracelet, that the county put on them is defective, for over 150days. Get this, I understand a fellow has been in there since the end of October for throwing palm frons in a lot next to where he was working! This fellow must be a real threat to society. Meanwhile we the tax payers are paying big bucks to support them. I feel the Justice system needs an overhaul. We need to VOTE these People OUT. That means the States Attorneys, The Judges, the Sheriff,and the Public Defender who charges for her services. We need to start over again and maybe we can get real Justice. Not bullies, and SS squads,knocking down our doors in the middle of the night,and going thru our drawers looking for anything they can to stick it to us.(they found nothing) Or harrashing our children out on the street for just Playing basket ball, by asking them for Idenification??? The lists go on and on. Injustice is going on a rampage. Like the young lady who found out her roommate was into drugs she was scared,she called the shariff two times because she was scared,on the second call the officer threatened her, telling her if she called one more time, he would arrest her. Two weeks later, her roommate, was arrested, she had been riding around in a stolen car, for months. The officer, didn't even notice, or didn't care. She never got an apology. VOTE THEM OUT. All who care,for you may be next.
psl res

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#5 Jan 3, 2012
Iam a victim of psl law I was set up by an abusive husband and his herowin addict son that sold 8 guns to drug dealers he was their big wittness what a good one. Hy husband has 19 nollies for violence the victim that chjcokes you by your throat 2 times and psl hits him simply battery. I got agg asault felony no injuies. Then they want to know about peoples mental health. Why if you have one I dont need to know who caused they they did and so did the abuser.As for public defender try to get them to look up the druggie son or the history of violence by his dad good luck they are working for the state. We call them public predenders they only help their wallets. HIS son will go to jail ha ha. 5 to 10 lucky him he did that crime in ct he also failed 2 drugs test on fla probation federal and they did nothing sell guns to get drugs thats nothing get in family spat be a felon.I dont pay my mortgage forclose to heck with fla only druggies will be here the houses go cheap when you let the bank eat it guess who buys it losers its all they can afford.Mybe she should go to mental health court for 4 years so new horizions can stay in bussiness they run it to get in peoples wallets the scam state that is what fla is called they live up to their name.
Concerned citizen

Fort Pierce, FL

#6 Jan 5, 2012
Dear psl res
Don't you wonder why the press is not investagating, more of this abuse we have in this county and State? I was sitting in court the other day and you would find it shocking. The number of people in court at $50.00 per person in court cost. The number of cases exceeded 70 the Judge was cranky and out of sorts and as the time went by, the folks in his court got worse and worse punishment. Two people,before he took a break got sent to jail this was in misdemeanor court. One was high school age. I thought a minor was to go to kids court. Not treated as an adult. St Lucie Residence need to wake up and do something.
Resident

United States

#7 Mar 14, 2012
Kathryn Nelson (i won't respect her by calling her a judge) made a pleas bargain with the state for a 6 month license suspension.She refused a sobriety test and the officers had to pry her hands off to get her out of the car as she resisisted arrest.....and she gets 6 month suspended license. The state satutes require 1 year suspension for refusal to submit to sobriety test for all of us peons...but not Nelson. She is able to continue sitting in judgement of other people who take drugs and drink as she did. Injustice at it's worst
Concern Citizen

Fort Pierce, FL

#8 Mar 14, 2012
Dear Resident of Jacksonville Fl. Thank you for your update. I can not understand how she could go back to her place on the Bench. She, should be so ashamed,of her behavior. She should step down from, the Bench. I am sure she will find someone to chauffeur her around
for 6 months, After all she makes more money, than most of us the PEONS.
Again, I ask where is the press? Where is the Justice? Well, we will see, how much coverage this gets.
Resident

United States

#9 Apr 24, 2012
Why has the Florida Bar not removed her as a judge? She can break the law and then sit in judgement of people who do the same thing. Our system is broken and one day they are going to push the people too far....
Drunk

United States

#10 Jun 12, 2012
Her mugshot is missing from Florida Mugshots website. Why is this drunk andy different than the other people who are arrested for the same charge?

Kathryn Nelson, you are no better than the citizens that you sit in judgement of
eloquence

Fort Pierce, FL

#11 Sep 14, 2012
She was set up by a political rival or some other disgruntled person from the political/governmental establishment machinery.

Judges do not normally end up in the back seat(2x4 bench)
of a police car for any reason.

This is and was a set up.
Judge Jerkoff

United States

#12 Sep 25, 2012
eloquence wrote:
She was set up by a political rival or some other disgruntled person from the political/governmental establishment machinery.
Judges do not normally end up in the back seat(2x4 bench)
of a police car for any reason.
This is and was a set up.
Yes, someone forced those glasses of wine down her throat at dinner. Someone planted the pills in her car. Someone made her argue, hold onto the steering wheel during her attempted removal from the car and fight with the arresting officers. Someone planted the vomit on her blouse. Someone made her refuse the lawful request for a breath analysis.

Kathryn Nelson, you should be looking at your actions instead of coming on her spouting about set ups
Judge of Justice

United States

#14 Nov 7, 2012
Nelson, you are going to lose your job in 2014. This won't go away-get ready for another job you drunk
jorge

Fort Pierce, FL

#16 Nov 20, 2012
I think everybody makes mistakes.everyone deserve a chance. Sometimes we forget what is more important in our lives. Then we make a mistake and we come to a reality on how lucky we are of what we have.
I think leave Judge Nelson do her job.
Sometimes we need a wake up call in our lives.
judge nelson sucks

United States

#17 Dec 28, 2012
jorge wrote:
I think everybody makes mistakes.everyone deserve a chance. Sometimes we forget what is more important in our lives. Then we make a mistake and we come to a reality on how lucky we are of what we have.
I think leave Judge Nelson do her job.
Sometimes we need a wake up call in our lives.
Excusing a judge who sits in judgement of other for violating the very laws that she swore to uphold is like excusing a doctor for intentionally or recklessly hurting or maiming someone after taking thier hippocratic oath-utter nonesense!

What happens when a police officer breaks the law? They are fired.
What about a nurse who is arrested-most are terminated. But let a judge or politician get busted-they are exempt from the very laws they make and supposedly uphold. Are judges or politicians required to take piss tests? NO! They enforce and make these laws. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander
really

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#18 Jul 24, 2013
I have this judge residing over my dui case.she personally stated that i had committed a very dangerous act.i don't see how she can get off with a slap on the wrist.
Xanax cocktails for Kathi

United States

#19 Sep 27, 2013
really wrote:
I have this judge residing over my dui case.she personally stated that i had committed a very dangerous act.i don't see how she can get off with a slap on the wrist.
Yes, isn't that amazing! She can weave erratically on all over Hwy 60,hit a guardrail and crash her vehicle, have an open bottle of xanax laying in her seat and lie to officers by telling them that is was thyroid medicine, refuse the intoxilizer test, resist 3 arresting officers which had to "pry" her hands off of the steering wheel to get out of her vehicle, scream and resist the officers as she was cuffed with vomit on her skirt and reeking of alcohol, and then be allowed to continue sitting in judgement of others who supposedly drive impaired. This the system that we have-it's a 'us against them" mentality and from the courts and law enforcement toward citizens. Where is the justice here? Why was the dashcam video recorder "not working" when this incident occured? Why is Kathyrn Nelson's mugshot not posted on Floridaarrests.org like all of the other people who are arrested? Many questions and very few answers.

How she can look at that ugly face every morning knowing the hypocracy of what she does every day is beyond me
Concerned PSL resident

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#20 Apr 8, 2014
This week I learned that Judge Nelson has chosen to run for reelection. Her campaign strategy is to tell St. Lucie County about her experience. I wonder if she'll include her experience in driving under the influence of alcohol and Zanax, her experience crashing her car into a guard rail, her experience refusing to submit to alcohol testing, her experience having her hand pryed off the steering wheel by investigative officers while covered in vomit, and her experience in making a sweet deal. Maybe she'll just talk about her experience both as a judge and a prosecutor, being tough on drunk drivers.
Times up

United States

#21 May 14, 2014
Nelson's time is about up-she about to face judgement for her arrogant and self righteous actions as a drunk driver. She sits in judgement of others who do nothing more than she does. Nelson is about to face the reality of her actions-no slap in wrist from Florida Bar, no more witheld mugshots because she is a judge-----consequences for actions -------

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