Robert Reitz of Boalsburg was sentenced Thursday to 60 days to six months in jail for a DUI conviction, his fifth, according to the District Attorney’s office.
President Judge Thomas King Kistler sentenced Reitz, 50, who had a blood alcohol level of .300, almost four times the legal limit.
According to a press release from the DA’s office, in March a witness saw Reitz driving on North Church Street in Boalsburg. After Reitz’s truck broke down, he approached the witness, unable to walk in a straight line and with slurred speech, and demanded the witness tow his truck. The witness said he wasn’t driving a tow truck and suggested calling police. Reitz refused, saying “no cops,” according to the release.
Two State College police officers happened to be in the area, and the witness got their attention, the release said. The officers recognized Reitz was drunk and, investigating further, determined he could not safely drive.