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Pennsylvania Superintendent Faces Probation After DUI Charge

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    Pennsylvania Superintendent Faces Probation After DUI Charge

    A southwestern Pennsylvania school superintendent hopes to enter a special probation program for first-time offenders stemming from crash police say happened while she was driving drunk.

    Bethlehem-Center School District Superintendent Linda Marcolini hopes to enter the program after a hearing May 15. The program enables someone to get their arrest record expunged if they complete probation without incident, usually for about a year.

    Marcolini's defense attorney didn't immediately return a call for comment Monday on the request which was announced at her formal arraignment Friday in Allegheny County court.

    South Fayette Township police say Marcolini's blood-alcohol was more than twice the state's legal limit after she crashed about 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 22.

    Police say she was chewing gum to mask alcohol on her breath, but eventually acknowledged drinking two glasses of wine.