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Deja brew? Pa. man gets 2 DUI arrests in 1 night

WASHINGTON, Pa. - Police have charged a man in western Pennsylvania with driving drunk twice in the same night — the second time about 15 minutes after they released him into the custody of a friend.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 58-year-old Robert Brodnick, of Washington, Pa., who was arrested Monday night by the state police.

Police charge that Brodnick's blood-alcohol limit was at least double what the law allows when he was arrested. Trooper Joseph Christy says troopers released Brodnick to the custody of a "responsible party" but say that person must have dropped off Brodnick at his vehicle because the same trooper who arrested Brodnick saw him driving again.

Brodnick tells WPXI-TV that he had two or three beers and just wanted to drive his new car home.

It's the latest in a string of unusual DUI headlines in Pennsylvania this week. Last Thursday, an Ohioville man was arrested for drunk driving after police found him driving his lawn tractor down the middle of a road. And this Wednesday, Erie prosecutors said a man was drunk in court when he was sentenced for this third drunken driving conviction.