State trooper, Greensburg resident gets probation for DUI arrest
A Pennsylvania state trooper will serve probation for a drunken driving arrest, a Westmoreland County judge ruled Wednesday.
Leah K. Conners, 50, of Greensburg, was discovered April 27 outside of a McDonald's restaurant in Salem Township when police responded to a call that a woman was passed out in a truck the parking lot.
According to court records, police said Conners was found with slurred speech, blood-shot eyes and later admitted to have consumed “some” alcoholic beverages.
In court on Wednesday, Conners was admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for first time offenders. Admission into the program is not considered an admission of guilt.
Common Pleas Court Judge Meagan Bilik-DeFazio sentenced Conners to serve one year on probation. Once she completes her probation, Conners can ask to have her criminal record expunged.
Ryan Tarkowski, a spokesman for the state police in Harrisburg, said Conners, a sergeant based at Troop T barracks in Somerset County, is on restricted duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
Conners has been a trooper since 1991. Her annual salary is $116,000, according to state records.