Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated is widely regarded as an irresponsible move. This becomes even more true when the decision leads to more serious consequences. That is the case for a Pennsylvania woman who has been charged with DUI after a drunk driving accident sent another driver to the hospital.
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The law strictly forbids driving while intoxicated. Nobody would know that better than law enforcement officials who are paid to uphold the law. However, this did not stop one Pennsylvania state trooper from breaking this law. The trooper was arrested for causing a drunk driving accident that ended in one fatality last year.
Pennsylvania residents tend to hold law enforcement officers to a higher standard than other citizens. When an individual chooses a career path dedicated to serving and protecting others, we expect that he or she will carry those traits into their off-duty lives, as well. However, the recent arrest of a Pennsylvania state trooper on suspicion of causing a death in a drunk driving accident has many in the area reconsidering this assumption.