Pennsylvania: Officer Vernon S. Gibson showed up for work DUI; he likely won’t even be eligible to deliver pizzas once he is fired
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From Pittsburgh Tribune Review
2013-12-08 - Pittsburgh police charged a city cop with drunken driving, saying that he showed up for work on Friday night with glassy, bloodshot eyes and smelling of alcohol.
Vernon S. Gibson, 38, of Southern Avenue in Mt. Washington was charged with two counts of driving under the influence after multiple breath tests showed he had a blood alcohol level exceeding the legal limit.
“I don’t not want to talk about it right now,” Gibson said when a reporter went to his home on Saturday afternoon seeking comment.
Acting police Chief Regina McDonald said an internal investigation has been started and that “appropriate action will be taken.”
Pittsburgh Public Safety Director Michael Huss said the city “will be moving forward with termination” of Gibson’s employment.
“This isn’t the first time we’ve had issues with him,” Huss said.
Gibson was charged with insurance fraud in November 2011. He admitted to investigators that he lied about how his personal vehicle was damaged.
Sgt. Michael LaPorte, president of Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1, confirmed that Gibson is on administrative leave, but declined to comment further.
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