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Philly Rep. Parker arrested for DUI

Rep. Cherelle Parker (D., Phila.) was arrested early Sunday on drunk driving charges after police spotted her driving the wrong way on a one-way street

Philly Rep. Parker arrested for DUI

Rep. Cherelle Parker (D., Phila.) was arrested early Sunday on drunk driving charges after police spotted her driving the wrong way on a one-way street

Our Inquirer colleague Marcia Gelbart reports:

A Philadelphia police officer pulled Parker over after observing her driving the wrong way on a one-way street on the 5800 block of Baynton Street in Germantown, according to police spokeswoman Tanya Little.

The incident happened at 12:35 a.m. Sunday. After a preliminary arraignment, she was released and her next court appearance is June 1.

Parker, 38, is a former aide to City Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco, and was first elected to the state House in a special election in 2005.

A Democrat, she represents the 200th Legislative District, which includes Mount Airy, Chestnut Hill, Roxborough and Andorra sections of northwest Philadelphia.

Parker did not immediately return a call for comment.

We note Parker is the second lawmaker in as many months to be arrested in a vehicle-related incident. Sen. Bob Mensch (R., Montgomery) faces trial Monday on disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident on I-78 in March. State police say he brandished a gun at another motorist in a road rage incident.

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