A man and a woman who were apparently led to a police station by their GPS device are facing charges, according to local law enforcement sources. The Pennsylvania residents are being charged with DUI after police allegedly found them quite literally in their own backyard – the parking lot of the police station. So far it is unclear whether the man and woman have retained counsel.
According to the arrest report, the individuals were each driving their own vehicles with the woman in the lead at the time of the arrest. They said they were attempting to locate their hotel and were apparently following the woman's GPS instructions. However, those instructions apparently led them to the parking lot of the local police station.
The two vehicles were approached by officers who informed the drivers they were in a restricted area. The officers said they smelled alcohol on both individuals and administered roadside sobriety tests. The attending officers report that both individuals failed these tests and were subsequently arrested. There is no current word on a court date, nor were details of the tests included in this report.
Pennsylvania police will need to provide additional details about the sobriety tests they allegedly administered to both individuals on the day in question. If it becomes clear that the tests were administered incorrectly, or not in accordance with the civil rights of both accused people, the DUI charges may become harder to see prosecuted. In an extreme case, the charges might be dropped altogether.
Source: lancasteronline.com, "GPS leads pair to police station, both charged with DUI", May 27, 2015