Bellefonte man slapped with two DUIs in two hours

A Bellefonte man was arrested on DUI charges twice in two hours last week.

Jay LeBlanc, 48, was first picked up shortly before midnight Friday when an officer saw his pickup truck bump another car while parking, borough police said.

Then, after police had returned him to Bellefonte from being booked, he was arrested at about 1:50 a.m. Saturday when an officer saw him driving erratically on East Bishop Street, according to the charging documents.

LeBlanc refused blood alcohol tests on both trips to Mount Nittany Medical Center, police said. The charges will be sent by certified mail, and a preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 22.

Police crossed paths with LeBlanc when they responded to an unrelated call at about 11:50 p.m. Friday at the Moose Club on North Spring Street.

After one officer saw LeBlanc trying to park, another officer approached him.

The officer said LeBlanc had slurred speech, smelled of vomit and alcohol, and asked for a light for his cigarette.

Police dropped LeBlanc off at his girlfriend’s place after trips to the hospital and the booking center. About 23 minutes later, an officer spotted him driving erratically. LeBlanc was pulled over on East Bishop Street after his truck drifted over the yellow line while an oncoming car was driving past.

LeBlanc told police he was looking for his cigarettes, according to the charging documents.