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.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
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.READ MORE: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
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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