Pennsylvania State Trooper Suspended For Drunk Driving While On Duty

Police Cruiser

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say they’ve suspended a trooper who was driving drunk in his marked police cruiser.

Officials say 47-year-old Trooper Kevin Wackley has been suspended without pay while the incident is under investigation.

Hamburg barracks commander Sgt. Robert Wagner says a local officer who had spoken with Wackley on Thursday night alerted state police that he may have been drunk.

Wagner says fellow troopers found Wackley had a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit for drivers of 0.08 percent.

Police say a charge of driving under the influence will be sent to Wackley by summons. A phone number for him could not immediately be located.

Wagner says investigators will determine if Wackley should also face administrative charges.

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