This matter comes before the Court as a result of a judicial disciplinary action brought by the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications (“Commission”) against Respondent herein, Thomas J. Felts, Judge in the Allen Circuit Court. Article 7, Section 4 of the Indiana Constitution and Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 25 give the Indiana Supreme Court original jurisdiction over this matter.
Conclusion (slip op. at 2): Thomas J. Felts, Judge in the Allen Circuit Court, is hereby reprimanded.
Key Anlaysis (slip op. at 2): Respondent and the Commission have agreed that driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 constitutes a violation of Canons 1(A) and 2(A) of the Code of Judicial Conduct, and that Respondent has violated these Canons. The parties have also agreed that Respondent has cooperated with the Commission throughout these proceedings, and that the appropriate sanction under the circumstances of this case is a public reprimand.