YORK, Pa. (WHTM) -
This weekend a Springettsbury Township man was charged with DUI for the 12th time.
According to court papers, 47-year-old Keith Rohrer, Sr., of Landisville, was spotted driving a motorcycle on the wrong side of North Sherman Street, when he allegedly turned onto Route 30 and stopped in the area of Memory Lane early Saturday morning.
A bystander spotted the alleged erratic behavior, contacted police, and parked behind Rohrer's motorcycle until they arrived, according to court documents.
While on scene, the officer said he noticed Rohrer apparently attempting to flee. Police said he saw the officer and started walking to his motorcycle and tried to start the engine. The officer pulled the keys from the ignition, and according to court papers, Rohrer simply said, "damn."
Sobriety tests were discontinued for Rohrer's safety because he was nearly stumbling into traffic, according to court documents.
Rohrer said he had four beers, the paperwork stated.
Rohrer was arraigned and is in the York County jail on $50,000 bail. He has also been charged with possession of a controlled substance. Officials allege it was cocaine.
Court papers said Rohrer has been convicted of DUI seven times in the past decade. His license was suspended and before the additional charges, he wouldn't have been eligible to get it back until 2063.
Some believe this a prime example of why state laws need to be tougher for repeat offenders.
"We do not have felony DUI...other states do," Tim Barker, York County Chief Deputy Prosecutor said. "We have an excellent DUI law that really covers us in a lot of ways. There is a hole and that hole is what we do when we hit this level of repeat offender."
Some, like Glen Rock's Missy Sweitzer, agree. She lost her son to an impaired driver back in 2008. Sweitzer said she also lost her good friend, Loganville Fire Chief Rodney Miller, who was killed back in April by an alleged drunk driver.
"There really are no words and it continues to happen every single day," Sweitzer said.