May 18, 2020 12:00 AM

Judge arrested in Kan. for DUI expected to spend time in jail

Posted May 18, 2020 12:00 AM
Gunkel photo Greeley Co.
Gunkel photo Greeley Co.

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge is expected to be sentenced to a jail term for pleading guilty to a second DUI charge within two years.

 62-year-old Debra Gunkel pleaded guilty to violating the terms of her probation from a 2018 DUI case in Prowers County.

The conviction would have been erased from the Baca County judge’s record if she completed two years of probation, but Gunkel was arrested for driving while drunk in Kansas in August.

Gunkel’s probation was revoked after the charge was filed. Jail time will be mandatory after her expected plea in June.