PENNSYLVANIA: WPXI’s Kevin Benson wasn’t under the weather in booze cruise near interstate; charged with DUI by State Trooper

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IS IT NEWS WHEN A TV STATION ANCHOR IS ARRESTED FOR DUI WITH NEARLY FOUR TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT OF ALCOHOL IN HIS SYSTEM?

BUSTED IN THE BURGH

November 07, 2019Scott Jones

From FTVLive.com

Last week, FTVLive was the FIRST to tell you in a Patron Only story that longtime WPXI Weather Anchor Kevin Benson had been arrested for extreme DUI.

Many at WPXI told FTVLive that they were surprised to learn that Benson had been busted and a number of people learned that news from FTVLive.

Well, a week later and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has finally gotten around to the story.

Well, a week later and the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has finally gotten around to the story.

Later yesterday afternoon, the Post Gazette posted the story that FTVLive FIRST brought you a week ago. Blood tests showed that Benson had a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit and had an inactive cocaine metabolite in his blood, according to a criminal complaint.

“All I can tell you is I’ve been on radio and TV for 40 years and I’ve been with [WPXI] since 1987; I made a mistake and I’m hoping they’ll be understanding,” he said Wednesday. “I’ve never had a bit of trouble in all these years.” MORE

Benson had a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit

From Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Longtime WPXI-TV meteorologist Kevin Benson was charged with driving under the influence in Washington County in September.

A blood test showed that Mr. Benson had a blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit and had an inactive cocaine metabolite in his blood, according to a criminal complaint. 

“All I can tell you is I’ve been on radio and TV for 40 years and I’ve been with [WPXI] since 1987; I made a mistake and I’m hoping they’ll be understanding,” he said Wednesday. “I’ve never had a bit of trouble in all these years.”

Mr. Benson, 60, of Cecil, was charged Oct. 9 in connection with the Sept. 20 incident which began around 5:45 p.m. when someone called 911 to report an erratic driver in a blue Ford Taurus headed north on Interstate 79 near the interchange with Interstate 70.

State Trooper Marco Crivelli spotted the car a few minutes later as it merged onto I-70 west and pulled it over after he saw that the driver was not staying in one lane and the car was speeding up and slowing down inconsistently, according to the complaint. MORE

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Marco Crivelli, a 2016 graduate of Thiel College with a Criminal Justice major and a Sociology minor, joined the staff as a volunteer assistant coach in 2017-18.

Crivelli was a 2015 & 2016 Presidents’ Athletic Conference champion, two-time team captain, and a two-time National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American.

He spent the 2016-17 season as the assistant wrestling coach at Montour High School. He is currently a Pennsylvania State Trooper stationed in Washington, Pa.

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