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Bucks County Lawmaker Busted For DUI In Harrisburg

HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - A Pennsylvania state representative from Bucks County is facing charges of driving under the influence  early Tuesday morning near the state capitol.

Harrisburg police captain Annette Oates says Rep. John Galloway, a Bucks County Democrat in his third term in the state House, was pulled over around 2:15am Tuesday morning after his vehicle was observed failing to signal on several occasions and failing to stop at a stop sign.

"Field sobriety tests were given; he failed them, and he was placed under arrest -– suspicion of DUI -– and taken for a breath test," says Capt. Oates.  "He refused the breath test, and as the result of his refusal he could, if found guilty, lose his license for one year."

Oates says Galloway will have to respond to a summons, and after that a hearing date will be set on the DUI charges.

Galloway was not available for comment in his Harrisburg office on Tuesday.  He was granted leave just before the start of Tuesday's House session.  He released a statement Tuesday afternoon, apologizing for the incident, and saying "there is no excuse for drinking and driving."

Reported by KYW Harrisburg Bureau chief Tony Romeo

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