If you’re going to drive, don’t drink.
And if you’ve already drinking, please don’t drive.
Especially if you’re drunk driving to the police station to pick up your son – who’d been picked up for DUI only hours earlier.
Altoona police charged 44-year-old David C. Peterson Sr. of Bellwood with DUI after he reportedly failed field sobriety tests inside the police station where he had come to pick up his son, 24-year-old David C. Peterson Jr., who police said had been arrested for DUI himself.
The Altoona Mirror reports that a PennDOT truck driver had spotted the son allegedly slumped over in his 1998 Ford Taurus on Sabbath Rest Road early Jan. 20.
When the father arrived at 3:38 a.m. to pick up his son from the police station, an officer reported that he noticed dad Peterson’s breath smelled of booze. After failing several field sobriety tests, Peterson Sr. also failed a preliminary breath test and was taken for a blood test.
Peterson Sr. had a blood-alcohol content of 0.124 percent, and his son’s blood-alcohol content was 0.161 percent, authorities said.
Cops says both father and son were also driving vehicles with expired registrations and inspections.