A Joke Cracking Judge Lets Joe Simpson Drink Again — Exclusive

Posted on September 13th, 2012 at 10:07 am

Joe Simpson had a judge that just wanted to crack jokes on Thursday -- but in the end, Jessica Simpson's dad was given permission to drink again.

Lindsay Lohan's attorney, Shawn Holley, represents Papa Joe -- and she was in court for him on Thursday. He didn't have to appear.

The 52 year old was pulled over on Saturday August 4 in Sherman Oaks, California and taken in for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Holley pleaded not guilty for Simpson and she pleaded with Judge Alvin Nierenberg, who was filling in for the original judge, to let Joe drink again.

The judge responded by saying, "I don't know why this is in place -- there has to be a reason why? Simple, just don't drink"

After a private conversation at the bench between Holly and Nierenberg, the judge lifted the drinking order except for while driving, saying,  "OK we had a conversation and the order is for Mr. Simpson not to drink alcohol and get in a car, bike or motorcycle."

The judge then said, "Fantastic! If you can't have a sense of humor something is wrong with you."

Jessica's dad really lucked out.  The previous judge, who is on vacation was very strict, and this joking judge was much more flexible.

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