Western Pa. man to trial in drunken bicycling case

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CANONSBURG, Pa. - A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on driving under the influence and other charges after police stopped him for wobbly bicycle riding last year.

The Observer-Reporter of Washington, Pa. reports a Peters Township district judge on Monday ordered 44-year-old John Pardini, of Upper St. Clair, to stand trial on charges that also include resisting arrest, public drunkenness and possession of a small amount of marijuana.

Peters Officer William Woods testified he was involved in another traffic stop when he saw Pardini wobbling on his bike nearby and stopped him, too.

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Woods says Pardini acknowledged having a few beers and was carrying a six-pack in a brown bag at the time.

Police say Pardini's blood-alcohol content was 0.097 percent, or slightly above the 0.08 percent limit for drivers.

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