The girlfriend of a man who was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence was also charged for DUI when she allegedly showed up at the police station while intoxicated.
Last Thursday, 30-year-old Kristen Lee-Ann Robbins learned that her boyfriend had been incarcerated at the Chambersburg Police Department for an alleged DUI offense.
The woman headed to the police station to pick up her companion, and when she entered the building it was reported that officers got the impression that Robbins had been drinking before she arrived.
In an effort to ascertain whether or not Robbins had driven a vehicle to the police station officers searched for her car. When it was located it was purported that Robbins left the automobile parked on the side of the road a good distance from the building and finished the rest of her journey on foot.
The police administered a test of Robbins’ blood-alcohol content level, for which the results have not yet been disclosed, and they concluded that the woman showed enough signs of intoxication to assume she had consumed alcohol. It was purported that she ditched the car away from the police station in an effort to conceal the fact that she had been driving.
Robbins was taken into custody and instead of taking her boyfriend home she was charged with one count of DUI.
Pennsylvania law determines DUI penalties on a three-tier system based on the level of alcohol in an alleged offender’s bloodstream at the time of testing, in addition to taking any prior DUI’s into consideration. The higher the BAC, the harsher the penalty one is likely to face. The state also charges all fourth-time offenses as a felony no matter what BAC the suspect has.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a DUI crime, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.