DUBOIS – A Brookville attorney has been charged with driving under the influence.
According to court documents Blair Harry Hindman, 55, was charged with the offense along with traffic summaries on Wednesday by Sandy Township police.
The charges stem from an incident on Oct. 4 in Sandy Township.
The affidavit details how an officer responded to a report of a reckless driver in the area of the Bee Line Highway and Interstate 80.
A caller stated she had followed a black Lincoln Navigator that was erratically moving at a high rate of speed on I-80 from Brookville to the DuBois exit.
The witness explained that the vehicle drove up on the back of her vehicle and almost hit her. It passed her vehicle and approached more vehicles from the rear while flashing its lights forcing them to change lanes so he could pass.
She estimated he was traveling between 75 and 80 miles per hour.
At one of the exits, he reportedly started to turn off and then pulled abruptly back onto the highway.
When she called 911, she stated that “the driver was going to kill someone.”
She followed the vehicle as it used exit 101. It stopped along the roadway, requiring traffic to stop and backing up five or six cars, she told police.
The male driver got out and reportedly appeared to be urinating along the roadway while tumbling toward traffic.
A few vehicles pulled off to help him and one man got into the car and moved it into a parking spot.
Police found the vehicle in the lot with the caller parked nearby. She identified the vehicle and driver who was out of vehicle as the one she had seen driving erratically. She also had video of the incidents.
As the officer approached him, he recognized Hindman. He then noticed that Hindman smelled of alcohol and was staggering and swaying from side to side. He also appeared to have urinated in his shorts.
Hindman was put into the police car to be taken to the hospital for a blood test, but after Hindman said he had to urinate, they first stopped at the police station where he had to be helped out of the car by two officers.
His blood test revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.262 percent. The legal level of intoxication in Pennsylvania is 0.08 percent.
Hindman waived his right to a preliminary hearing during a bail hearing on Dec. 20, according to online court documents. He is free on $1,000 unsecured bail.