A Brooklyn Supreme Court justice who was arrested on drunken-driving charges while returning from an upstate judicial conference has lost his driver’s license for six months and will be forced to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle as a result of pleading guilty in Albany County Court to driving while intoxicated.
Justice Carl Landicino (See Profile), 47, of Yorktown Heights, pleaded guilty on Jan. 29 to misdemeanor DWI, according to the Albany County District Attorney’s Office. He was arrested in October after leaving a conference of Supreme Court justices in Saratoga Springs. According to the district attorney, State Police observed Landicino driving erratically on Interstate 87.
Albany County Court Judge Stephen Herrick (See Profile) imposed a one-year conditional discharge, ordered Landicino to complete a substance abuse program, fined him $500 and instructed him to install an ignition interlock device on any car he owns or drives. In addition, Landicino’s license was suspended for six months and he is required to attend a victim impact panel and drunken-driver program.
The case was prosecuted by Mary Tanner-Richter, chief of the vehicular crimes bureau in the Albany County D.A.’s office. Jonathan Cohen of Gerstenzang, O’Hern, Hickey, Sills & Gerstenzang in Albany defended Landicino. Neither Cohen nor Landicino was immediately available for comment.