State Rep. Cherelle Parker’s DUI trial has been continued until August 22 so that the Pennsylvania Attorney General can prosecute the case, according to Parker’s lawyer, Joseph Kelly.
Kelly stated that because District Attorney Seth Williams knows Parker, the D.A.’s office referred the case to the state Attorney General.
“We received the referral from the District Attorney’s office,” said Nils Frederiksen, spokesman for the state Attorney General.”We accepted it. A prosecutor will be assigned to it, and we’ll move forward from there.”
The lawmaker, whose district includes Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, was arrested on May 1 and charged for a DUI on the 5800 block of Baynton Street in Germantown after being given a Breathalyzer test. The results were not released.
The trial, originally scheduled for July 11, is now scheduled for August 22 at 10 a.m. at the Criminal Justice Center in courtroom 806.