A Fairfax County General District Court judge has been removed from all drunken-driving cases after he was cited with driving under the influence in Maryland in April, a court official said.
Judge Michael H. Cantrell, who has been on the bench for less than a year, was stopped in Calvert County on April 28, according to Maryland court records.
General District Court Chief Judge Michael Joseph Cassidy said Cantrell was removed from drunken-driving cases on May 10.
Cantrell did not immediately return a call for comment, and his attorney declined to comment on the case.
Cantrell has practiced law since 1989 and became a General District Court judge last July. He is scheduled to go to trial on the charge on Aug. 16.