Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Former St. Louis County Judge Receives Probation for DWI Offense

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Former St. Louis County Judge Receives Probation for DWI Offense

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RICHMOND HEIGHTS * A former St. Louis County judge, Lawrence "Larry" Permuter, was found guilty Wednesday of a municipal DWI charge and received probation and a suspended imposition of sentence, officials and online court records show.

Richmond Heights Prosecutor John Lally wrote in an email that the case was submitted to the judge with stipulated facts, police reports and a police video tape. Prosecutors had dropped a charge of failure to comply.

On Wednesday, Municipal Judge James "Jim" Whitney found Permuter guilty of DWI and then suspended imposition of sentence and placed him on probation for two years, officials and court records said. He will also have to pay costs of $403.68.

Permuter's attorney, Neil Bruntrager, could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Permuter, an associate circuit judge at the time, was arrested on Dec. …

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