State Rep. Cherelle Parker is scheduled to appear in Philadelphia Municipal Court Wednesday after she was charged with drunk driving in early May.
Joseph Kelly, Parker’s attorney, said the June 1 hearing will give the lawmaker a better idea of her options.
“We’ll decide whether we want to proceed with [Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition], which is a first time offenders program or we’ll decide strategies for trial or pretrial motions,” said Kelly.
Parker, 38, will not make a plea of guilty or not guilty during the arraignment, set for 10:30 a.m. at the Criminal Justice Center.
At 12:35 a.m., May 1 Parker was pulled over by police after she was spotted driving the wrong-way on a one-way street on the 5800 block of Baynton Street in East Germantown, said officer Jillian Russell, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Police Department.
Russell said police gave Parker a Breathalyzer. The results of that blood-alcohol-test were not released.
The lawmaker was then arrested and released following a preliminary arraignment.
Parker would not comment for this story.
Parker, a Democrat, represents Pennsylvania’s 200th Legislative District, which includes sections of the Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and Roxborough neighborhoods in Philadelphia.