Centre County judge face DUI related charges

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According to court documents, it was reported to police that Centre County Judge Thomas King Kistler hit a person directing traffic at the Penn State – Indiana game on September 30.

The traffic officer told police that he had stopped Kistler’s vehicle to allow other traffic to go through.
He then told police he turned away and Kistler drove forward and hit his ankle and leg. 

Police said the contact was “minor, causing no damage to the truck or injury.” State College police said that according to Pennsylvania law there has to be bodily harm to the person or damage to the vehicle for there to be an incident report. 

Police later pulled Kistler over at another intersection after he attempted to go around traffic barricades. 

Penn State police said Kistler showed signs of intoxication and denied any knowledge of hitting the security officer. 

He was then taken to the hospital for blood tests which showed a blood alcohol content of .231percent, which is more than two-times the legal limit. 

Kistler is facing several charges, including two misdemeanors related to DUI. 
This case was filed with Cambria County Senior Judge Charity Nileski to avoid conflict of interest.

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