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Case Summary for Complaint # 8889


Name: Terry M. Tanner

Title: Judge

Court: Benton District Court

County: Benton

Discipline: Reprimand

Method of Resolution: Stipulation

Discipline Date: 12/07/2018

Canons Violated:Canon 1: Rules 1.1 and 1.2

Summary: From an agreed statement of facts, Benton County District Court Judge Terry Tanner stipulated that he violated Canon 1 (Rules 1.1 and 1.2) of the Code of Judicial Conduct by driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Judge Tanner was arrested on suspicion of DUI and pleaded guilty on April 13, 2018. Judge Tanner self-reported his violation to the Commission and fully cooperated with the investigation. The Commission reprimanded Judge Tanner and ordered him to comply with the terms of his sentence, participate in five public speaking engagements related to his misconduct and promptly read the Code.

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