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Unsteady gait and loud music draws police attention, leads to DUI charge vs. borough man

Posted 9/11/19

Middletown police charged a borough man with DUI after seeing him walking with an “unsteady gait” after getting out of his Dodge Ram pickup parked in the lot of the 7-Eleven at 12 E. Main …

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Unsteady gait and loud music draws police attention, leads to DUI charge vs. borough man

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Middletown police charged a borough man with DUI after seeing him walking with an “unsteady gait” after getting out of his Dodge Ram pickup parked in the lot of the 7-Eleven at 12 E. Main St. just before 1 a.m. Sept. 1.

Police also noted loud music kept playing in the vehicle after the driver, Michael H. Cochran, 48, of the 200 block of Rife Street, got out to walk into the store, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Police took Cochran into custody outside of the store. He refused to submit to a blood test at the county booking center, police said.

Police said Cochran was under supervision of Dauphin County Adult Probation and Parole for a DUI conviction from 2014.

Cochran was arraigned Sept. 1 before District Judge Barbara W. Pianka and was being held on $10,000 bail unsecured. A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 16.