Pa. lawmaker paroled after 3 months on DUI arrest

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state House member from the Lehigh Valley has been paroled after serving prison time for drunken driving.

The Express-Times of Easton reported Friday (http://bit.ly/Z9bvpz) that state Rep. Joe Brennan was released April 7, after serving a three-month mandatory minimum sentence for a second DUI.

After his arrest in June, police said the Northampton County Democrat was driving near his Bethlehem district office with a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit. Brennan pleaded guilty to drunken driving in January.

He also pleaded guilty to assault for punching and choking his wife in August outside their home and then driving away while drunk.

Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos sentenced Brennan to 18 months of probation for assaulting his wife, who filed for divorce last year.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

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