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Former mayoral candidate Richardson files appeal to get his driver's license back

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Thursday, May 30, 2013, 5:36 p.m.
 

Former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson on Thursday filed an appeal to get his driver's license back, court records show.

Pittsburgh police took Richardson, 36, of Sheraden into custody about 3 a.m. on April 3 after they found him slumped over the steering wheel of his green minivan along Steuben Street in the West End.

Richardson, who was released without bond, initially denied he was drunk but has since said he plans to plead guilty. His formal arraignment on charges of driving under the influence and driving an unregistered vehicle is scheduled for July 10. Neither Richardson nor his attorney, Cory Ricci, could be reached for comment.

Police said Richardson refused to take tests to determine his blood alcohol content, which in Pennsylvania results in a mandatory one-year license suspension.

A hearing on his driver's license suspension appeal is scheduled for Aug. 22.

Richardson, a community activist and bus monitor, received 294 votes – less than one percent – in last week's Democratic primary election, according to the county Elections Division.

 

 
 


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