The claim is they didn’t have sufficient evidence to prosecute. Evidently this centered around the fact that another judge was going to testify he wasn’t impaired and the prosecutor then wrote to the arresting officer:
"Although Judge (Ryan) lied to the trooper about the type and quantity of alcohol he consumed, the amount of alcohol that he did consume (i.e., 2 glasses of wine) is still insufficient to prove impairment under the circumstances of this case," Norgaard wrote.
Do you think any of us lowly peons would be given such courteousness if we found ourselves in the same position? Yeah I don’t think so either.
State Sponsored Criminal #447: Judge Timothy Ryan
Because it’s only a problem when it’s a peon not a judge. Judges can do whatever the hell they want and we’ll just look the other way.