HIGH POINT — A Guilford County clerk of court pleaded guilty Friday to driving while impaired in connection with a July traffic accident in which she backed her vehicle into a car and later registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.19.
Janice Camp, 48, was not in District Court Friday but pleaded guilty through her attorney.
Camp’s DWI case also was the subject of a brief investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.
Guilford District Attorney Stuart Albright called for the investigation after learning that paper work in Camp’s case file was shredded.
“There was no criminal wrongdoing. It was one document, a release order, that was shredded,” said Albright, who characterized it as an accident.
On July 11 at about
11:30 p.m., Camp was at Lexington Avenue and Montlieu Avenue when she backed up her car and hit a vehicle .
When Camp was taken into custody, she became disgruntled, according to the police investigation report.
“You wait until you come down to the clerk’s office and need something,” she told the officers.
While in custody, Camp called District Court Judge William K. Hunter, who arrived at the alcohol testing room in the Guilford County Courthouse.
“What do you want me to do?” Camp asked Hunter.
“You’ve already taken the test,” the judge responded, according to the investigation report.
An out-of-district judge from Winston-Salem was brought in Friday to handle the DWI pleading.
“It was done because she works for the clerk’s office and would have interaction with every judge in the county,” said Assistant District Attorney Brandon Goldsborough.
Camp declined to comment on the case Friday when contacted at her home.
Hunt couldn’t be reached for comment.
Camp is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 11.
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