• Embattled Regatta promoter arrested for urinating in public, suspicion of DUI

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    ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. - More trouble today for embattled Three Rivers Regatta promoter Derek Weber.  

    Target 11 Investigator Rick Earle learned that Weber has been charged with open lewdness and DUI.  

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    According to a criminal complaint obtained by Earle, Ross Township Police were called to a store parking lot on McKnight Road in the early evening of Oct. 2 after a woman said she saw a man urinating in the parking lot.

    Police said officers found Weber with bloodshot and glassy eyes. He also was allegedly slurring his speech and officers could smell alcohol.

    Investigators said Weber failed three field sobriety tests, and police found an empty bottle of liquor under the driver's seat.

    Weber’s company, Lionheart Event Group, is under a grand jury investigation after it allegedly failed to pay vendors and businesses involved in the Three Rivers Regatta. That led the last minute cancellation of the annual event

    Weber’s attorney declined to comment on the charges saying he has not seen the complaint yet. 

    Weber is awaiting a preliminary hearing for the most recent charges in December.


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