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Trafford man accused of DUI while picking up drunk-driving girlfriend from police station

| Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, 9:01 p.m.

A Trafford man is charged with driving under the influence after he tried to pick up from the police station his girlfriend, who was booked on the same charges just hours earlier.

Paul J. Durante, 44, of Winchester Road, was arrested on Nov. 15, just hours after Tina Marie Jobe, of 13th Street, Jeannette, was charged with drunken driving.

Jobe declined to comment. Police stopped her at about 2 a.m. after a motorist reported someone driving an Impala erratically at Third and Oak streets. Durante did not respond to a message seeking comment.

Later in the day, Durante walked into the police station to pick up Jobe. An officer accused him of having alcohol on his breath, and he failed field sobriety tests, police said.

Both are charged with two counts each of driving under the influence.

Jobe also is charged with careless driving.

They face preliminary hearings on Feb. 12 before District Judge Douglas Weimer.

Amanda Dolasinski is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8626.

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