Judd Herberger Sentenced to Four Months in Prison for Felony DUI

Judd Herberger, son of the late Valley philanthropists, was sentenced today to four months in state prison for a felony DUI he received last year in Scottsdale.

The 70-year-old businessman had been driving drunk despite the fact that his driver's license had been revoked after his extreme DUI conviction from the year before. In April 2011, he served 15 days in jail in that case -- a month after his most recent arrest.

He was booked into a Maricopa County jail on February 23 after signing a plea agreement.

William Foreman, Herberger's Scottsdale attorney, notes that Herberger received the minimum sentence for the offense and will receive 30 days' credit for the time he's served in jail.

Herberger is one of the sons of the late Kax and Robert Herberger, who were big supporters of the Phoenix theater that now uses their name. Arizona State University also has a Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts named after them.

Judd Herberger is a sponsor of local charitable events and is the head of a property-management and real estate company, Herberger Enterprises.

"Judd has long-standing ties to the community, and he will continue to have those once this is behind him," Foreman says.

Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner Pamela Svoboda also ordered Herberger to serve three years of probation following his prison sentence.

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.
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