State Trooper Admits to DUI and Child Endangerment

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — A state trooper accused of driving drunk with his two young daughters has entered a guilty plea.

Cpl. Eric Porpiglia of Drums admits to DUI and child endangerment.

Porpiglia was off-duty back in May when he was pulled over near Hazleton.

Authorities say his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Two girls, ages 2 and 8, were in the car.

Porpiglia was suspended from the state police back in April.

4 comments

  • eye4ni

    In an imperfect world, no one is perfect. Cops, Firefighters, Public Servants are family members, friends, and neighbors weather you like them or not. This guy obviously has a problem just like many others, and needs help. WNEP aired this months ago. Plastering his face on the news and beating a dead horse isn’t very helpful. Hold him accountable – And Move On.

  • Matt Berns

    Did he plead guilty to child endangerment, dui or both? Will he lose his job? Will he enroll in ard?

    • Lance Blinent

      If he pled to anything that is a misdemeanor 1 or higher it is likely that his job with PSP is over. A defendant doesn’t enroll in ARD, they apply for it. That is up to the courts if they are granted that disposition.

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