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William Rebolini, state Supreme Court justice, charged with DWI 

Rebolini pleaded not guilty at his arraignment and was released on his own recognizance.

SIVOTE portrait of cross endorsed Judge William Rebolini

SIVOTE portrait of cross endorsed Judge William Rebolini who is running for re-election to the NYS Supreme Court, photo taken at Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview, New York. on Monday Sept. 25, 2017. Photo Credit: Richard T. Slattery

State Supreme Court Justice William Rebolini has a court date Nov. 7 after his arrest on drunken-driving charges Sept. 30 in Riverhead Town.

Rebolini, 61, of Huntington, was arrested at 8:06 p.m. on Route 105 after being observed and stopped by a Riverhead police officer, according to Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for the state Office of Court Administration.

“The officer saw that the judge appeared intoxicated,” said Chalfen, who added there was no accident and no other drivers were involved. Rebolini's driver's license was suspended because he declined to take a breathalyzer test, Chalfen said. 

Rebolini pleaded not guilty at his arraignment early on Oct. 1 by Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith, and was released on his own recognizance. At a hearing in Riverhead Town Justice Court on Tuesday, the case was adjourned to Nov. 7.

Steve O’Brien, Rebolini’s attorney, said he is seeking discovery material from prosecutors but declined to comment further.

Chalfen said Rebolini “has taken off some vacation time to deal with the matter.”

Rebolini is a former Democratic Huntington Town Board member who served as a District Court judge from 1993 to 2003. He won a second 14-year term on the Supreme Court last year.

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