The State Police evidently do not play favorites when it comes to driving while intoxicated on Pennsylvania roadways. In July, a Pennsylvania State Trooper was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol while he was on duty. The trooper, whose 47-year-old Kevin Daniel Wackley is a 19-year police veteran, who was working out of Troop L’s Hamburg station.
It seems that another officer witnessed the defendant acting as if he were intoxicated. The suspect was five hours into his shift at the time he was taken into custody. The captain of the state police said that there would be two investigations in this case: the first would revolve around the officer’s DUI charge; the second would be an internal affairs investigation.
Captain of Police Says We Won’t Tolerate This Behavior
Pennsylvania State Police Captain Dante Orlandi was quoted as saying: “This inexcusable behavior will not be tolerated by the Pennsylvania State Police, nor the citizens and communities we serve.”
The trooper’s Breathalyzer test revealed that he had a blood-alcohol level of over 0.08 percent. He has been suspended and if he is convicted could be terminated.
Second Trooper Busted for DUI in Recent Weeks
Wackley is the second Pennsylvania state trooper who has been arrested for DUI in recent weeks.
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There is always a way to defend against a DUI. Even if you believe you did drive while you were intoxicated, it is critical that you have an attorney protect your rights in a case with as much at stake as a DUI.