Robert S. Muir, Attorney at Law
CALL TODAY
724-471-6457
Have You Been Charged With A Crime?
I Will Defend Your Rights.
Menu Contact

Pennsylvania swim coach charged with drunk driving

A high school swim coach is facing serious charges following an incident near a state college, according to local sources. Pennsylvania authorities have charged the man with drunk driving after he was apprehended for a traffic violation while driving a school vehicle. While no students were involved in the incident, authorities are taking his alleged actions very seriously, and he is expected to appear for a preliminary hearing on April 25. 

According to police records, the 38-year-old man was pulled over after he was witnessed trying to enter a parking garage in the wrong direction. Officers on the scene subjected the man to a Breathalyzer test, which reportedly returned a blood alcohol level of 0.225, almost three times the legal limit of 0.08 in the state. The man was taken to a local hospital, as this blood alcohol level is considered toxic. The blood test conducted at the hospital revealed an even higher BAC of 0.271. 

The man was not driving students at the time of his arrest, but he still faces drunk driving charges. If he is found guilty, he could see his status as a swim coach revoked, along with his license. He may even face fines and jail time. 

Drunk driving is doubtless a serious crime, but the specifics of the case must be taken into consideration. When the man faces his charges in a Pennsylvania court, his defense team may choose to frame his case as one of a man suffering from the disease of alcohol addiction. If he agrees to court-mandated rehabilitation, it is possible his sentence could be reduced. 

Source: usatodayhss.com, "Pa. swim coach tried to drive students while under influence", Cam Smith, March 28, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

email us for a response

Keep In Touch

Indiana Office
936 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701

Phone: 724-471-6457
Fax: (724) 349-7242
Indiana Law Office Map

Johnstown Office
311 Country Club Road
Johnstown, PA 15905

Phone: 724-471-6457
Map & Directions

Office Locations

Firm NUmbers