A County associate juvenile judge who was charged with drunken driving will likely continue on the bench while awaiting trial.
Daniel Lee Block, 48, of Cedar Falls, was charged with first-offense operating while intoxicated in Hamilton County in connection with a November incident.
Thomas Bower, chief judge for the 1st Judicial District, which includes Black Hawk County, said nothing prohibits a judge from serving while he faces criminal charges or after a conviction as long as the offense isn't something that prohibits his license to practice law.
"In any situation where a judicial officer is accused of a criminal offense, the judicial officer will continue to work unless the Judicial Qualifications Commission suspends that person with pay pending an investigation," said Steve Davis, communications,
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Arrested Judge Remains on Bench Until Trial