TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Suspected Hempfield drunk driver parks in state police lot

About The Tribune-Review
The Tribune-Review can be reached via e-mail or at 412-321-6460.
Contact Us | Video | Photo Reprints

By The Tribune-Review

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

A Hempfield man was charged with driving under the influence when he was discovered parked in a restricted lot at the state police barracks.

Gary Christopher Santillo, 44, was also charged with criminal trespass and resisting arrest by state police after the incident at the North Westmoreland Avenue barracks.

State Trooper Adam Thomas said that about 10 p.m. Saturday several troopers noticed Santillo's 2001 Toyota Solara, with two occupants, parked and running in a spot reserved for the barracks' “crime lieutenant.”

Thomas said when troopers approached the car to investigate, Santillo became combative.

At that point, the troopers noticed Santillo was “severely intoxicated,” and unable to stand or speak coherently, according to court records.

When troopers took him into custody, they asked him to submit to a breath test, which he refused, records show.

Santillo's passenger, Valerie Marie Casper, 42, also of Hempfield, was mailed a citation for criminal trespass.

Hearings will be scheduled before Hempfield District Judge James N. Falcon.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Attorney wants lesser term for woman in Greensburg torture death
  2. Pastors offer help in days following Franklin Regional stabbings
  3. Murrysville woman shares her many tales as a professional storyteller
  4. City approves deal to supply Greater Latrobe with school resource officer
  5. North Versailles, Murrysville families still waiting for report on 2011 chopper crash that killed couple
  6. Westmoreland park police will patrol at WCCC campus in Youngwood
  7. Neighborhood watch group meets in Latrobe
  8. Hempfield Area superintendent, business manager quit
  9. Graziani hired away from Latrobe as Penn Township’s manager
  10. Blaze damages Derry Twp. garage, apartment
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.