Liquor Control Officer Charged With DUI After Downtown Crash
A 39-year-old state police liquor control enforcement officer was charged with driving under the influence after a crash in downtown Pittsburgh late Thursday night.
Tyrribea Flood was drunk when she crashed a state vehicle at the intersection of Ninth and Penn avenues shortly before midnight, according to authorities.
Flood has been charged with two counts of DUI, among other charges.
Two police officers who were working nearby witnessed the crash. The officers believed Flood was drunk, saying her speech was slurred and her eyes were glassy, according to Houy. They conducted a field sobriety test and administered a breathalyzer before arresting Flood.
Police said Flood appeared to be holding her breath and was leaning against a building to stop from swaying.
According to the criminal complaint, Flood’s blood alcohol level was 0.117.
State police officials in Harrisburg said Flood is a 10-year veteran, but was off duty at the time of the accident.
They would not comment on the arrest but released the following statement: "She is currently employed as a liquor control enforcement officer. The PA state police are conducting an internal investigation into the matter."
Neither driver was injured in the crash, officials said.