Cherelle Parker denies drunk driving accusations

    Pa. Rep. Cherelle Parker appeared in criminal court yesterday to deny the drunk driving accusations against her.

    Parker, of the 200th Legislative District, was charged in early May after two police officers say they saw her driving the wrong way down a one-way street in Germantown. Both officers testified Parker told them she’d had two beers and two chocolate martinis before driving, and that the politician was unsteady on her feet and smelled of alcohol.

     

    Parker, as the Daily News reports, insists she told officers she’d had one chocolate martini and says the breathalyzer test used was faulty. She also denies driving the wrong way down the street.

    The judge will rule Nov. 1 on whether to suppress the evidence, as Parker’s lawyer says the police lacked probable cause for pulling Parker over.

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