Local Meteorologist Kevin Benson Arrested For DUI

Charges were filed in early October

Andrew Limberg
November 06, 2019 - 4:25 pm

WASHINGTON, Pa. (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - According to Court Records, WPXI meteorologist Kevin Benson was charged for DUI in early October.

Records show that Benson was charged with driving under the influence and was reportedly three times over the legal limit.

The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08% BAC.

The Post-Gazette reports that Benson also had an “inactive cocaine metabolite in his blood.” When he was pulled over on I-70 in Washington County back in September.

The longtime meteorologist told the PG that in over 30 years with WPXI he’s never had an incident and hopes his employer will “be understanding”.

Benson also faces charges of careless driving, failing to use a seat belt, swerving in and out of traffic lanes and more.

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