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DWI charge dismissed against Justice Nora Longoria

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Nora Longoria July 2014 DWI mugshot

A judge has dismissed a DWI charge that was filed against 13th Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria.

McAllen police arrested Longoria for DWI back in July.

The 13th Court of Appeals justice reportedly told the arresting officer, You are going to ruin my life.”

Longoria maintained her innocence.

Her case remained pending in the court system until November 20th.

That’s when Judge Rolando Cantu with Hidalgo County Court at Law #8 signed an order dismissing the case.

Action 4 News spoke to Hidalgo County District Attorney Rene Guerra about the case.

Guerra said prosecutors reviewed the case and determined that they did not have enough evidence to prosecute the case.

The district attorney said Longoria was pulled over for speeding but the patrol unit did not have dashcam video of the traffic stop.

McAllen police had video of Longoria while being booked in jail but Guerra said she refused a breathalyzer and police did not get a blood sample from her.

Longoria could not immediately be reached for comment.

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