Some Charges Dropped Against City Fire Lieutenant
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Pittsburgh fire lieutenant was in court today after he was suspended following his third drunk driving arrest in a year.
A 13-year veteran, Stephen Japser, 39, was arrested in Braddock Hills and Bellevue. He entered in-patient rehabilitation after his latest offense last month.
Now, three of the five charges he was facing have been dropped.
“We were able to get some very serious charges thrown out, including the careless driving. This man has no record whatsoever. He puts his life on the line every day he puts his uniform on. We are happy with the result,” Attorney Blaine Jones said.
The case will now go to the Court of Common Pleas.
Jasper is still facing charges of DUI and improper turning.