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Upper St. Clair Police Charge Three With DUI

The latest from the office of Magisterial District Judge Robert Wyda.

heard the following driving under the influence cases on Monday in magisterial district court:

  • Vincent Seve Porco, 19, of Upper St. Clair was held for court on six charges including one count of driving under the influence and one count of underage drinking. According to the criminal complaint filed by , an officer saw Porco speeding along Old Washington Road in a blue car as he was in the parking lot at 1:30 a.m. on July 24. The officer stated Porco performed poorly on three field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content level of .079 percent. In Pennsylvania, the legal blood alcohol content limit for minors is .02 percent, not .08 percent like adults.
  • Kristin Mary Duff, 23, of Upper St. Clair was held for court on five charges including two counts of driving under the influence and one count of careless driving. According to the criminal complaint filed by Upper St. Clair police, an officer pulled Duff over after he saw her car stopped in the middle of Morrow Road at 2:48 a.m. on July 21.
  • The case against Christian C. Weaver, 24, of Mt. Lebanon was continued Monday. Upper St. Clair police accuse Weaver of being intoxicated when he used the restaurant parking lot to turn around on Bower Hill Road, colliding with another car and causing injury to its driver. Weaver is facing seven charges.
cc September 15, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Pennsylvania does not have a .02 allowance for religious functions for people under 21. Pennsylvania is one of the 10 states that does not allow anyone under the age of 21 to drink even if it is at a Religious Function. 40 states have set their own exceptions to allow underage consumption of alcohol under certain circumstances. 10 states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia) and the District of Columbia have no exceptions in their underage alcohol consumption laws. http://drinkingage.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=002591
B September 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM
@cc then maybe the .02 is for mouthwash? All I know is you can be under 21 and have had a drink but be under the limit.
william atwell September 22, 2012 at 06:33 PM
All I can say is wow, just while.This is typical fashion that I have come to hate with my township. People have no respect for the law of the land. Next thing we the residents will want is for our line officers not to enforce the laws of the land. I grew up watching people consume and enjoy home made hootch. There is the reason for the laws we have. We may not agree but it is the law. Drinking use to be 18 people where not response able. Kids under 18 could get beer from there buddies and blood flowed on the roads. So we changed the laws. 3 people violated the law. They where caught under suspicious of DUI. They are accused of violating the laws of the commonwealth of PA and will be punished for it
william atwell September 22, 2012 at 06:35 PM
@ Jim how do you teach your kids? I mean do you take your kids out and show them how to break a window and then say this is wrong? Or do you teach by example? When or if you consume alcohol do you do in moderation? Or do you drink to extreme? I do not understand your idiology. It shocks me with the thought process of residents of this township.
william atwell September 22, 2012 at 06:38 PM
I also find it appalling how residents treat and act to law enforcement. I mean if these crimes really don't offend you then why do we pay for police protection? Let's get rid of the police and let kids drink whatever they want, do the drugs they already do. I mean people in this township has there head in the sand just like the ast police chief. We have laws to protect us. Let's teach our kids right by leading by example.

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