(AP) CARLISLE, Pa. A Carlisle man is fighting a D-U-I charge. Nothing unusual about that, except that he was in the passenger’s seat of the car.
It happened in Carlisle on December 26th.
A state trooper says Derek Pittman had reached over and was steering the car while his friend, the driver, was taking a bite of a sandwich that he was holding in both hands.
The trooper says the car was weaving on the road, so he gave Pittman a field sobriety test and he failed, with a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit for driving in Pennsylvania.
Pittman’s attorney says the driver did not undergo a sobriety test and besides, the driver never took his hand off the steering wheel, so the charge should be thrown out.
A hearing is scheduled August 22nd in Cumberland County Court.