Pittsburgh police officer charged with DUI
An off-duty Pittsburgh police officer was charged with DUI.
Penn Township police responded to Pleasant Valley Road in Westmoreland County, for reports of an erratic driver around 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, according to court documents.
Breaking: an off-duty Pgh Police motorcycle officer has been charged with DUI in Penn Twp, Westmoreland County. Police pulled over Aaron Spangler after they say he ran a red light. Public safety says he’s on paid leave. #wpxi
— Rick Earle (@WPXIRickEarle) January 26, 2023
An officer initiated a traffic stop on Aaron Spangler, 42, of Manor, on Route 130 and smelled alcohol, according to the complaint. He did not complete the field sobriety tests as instructed, the officer said, and a blood draw was performed.
Spangler is charged with DUI and failing to stop at a signal.
Pittsburgh Public Safety officials told Channel 11′s Rick Earle Spangler is on paid leave.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 21.
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