State Trooper Found Guilty Of Disorderly Conduct

GREENSBURG (KDKA) — A state trooper was in court Tuesday facing charges in connection with a heated argument at a Westmoreland County gas station.

Corporal Angelo Bonesio was charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct as a result of an incident at the Sunoco on West Pittsburgh Street back in March.

Bonesio allegedly hit another car that was parked at the pump, then began shouting obscenities when he was confronted by the car’s driver.

A passenger in the other car testified that Bonesio was very angry and appeared to be drunk at the time. He told KDKA after the hearing that Bonesio seemed to be “hammered.”

Greensburg Police said they conducted two field sobriety tests, but didn’t charge Bonesio with DUI because they couldn’t prove he was driving. They did charge him with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

At the summary trial, a district judge in Greensburg found Bonesio guilty of disorderly conduct but dismissed the public drunkenness charge.

Defense attorney Dick Galloway says he is shocked the disorderly conduct charge wasn’t dismissed too. He says he plans to appeal.

Bonesio is a 19-year member of the Pennsylvania State Police and is currently the patrol supervisor at the Uniontown barracks.

He is currently on paid administrative duty pending a review of the outcome of the trial.

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  • Jen

    “Greensburg Police said they conducted two field sobriety tests, but didn’t charge Bonesio with DUI because they couldn’t prove he was driving”

    What a joke, the gas station didn’t have cameras? No witnesses?

    If this were you or I we would have been charged with DUI, probably lost our jobs due to the DL suspension and paid thousands in fines…

    I bet you this cop was a belligerent jerk on duty and sober as well and letting him off with a slap on the wrist will just make him even more so

    • Matthias

      Well stated, Jen.

    • scott

      totally agree

    • Doug

      You stole my thoughts exactly. You or I would’ve had that charge against us instantly.

  • steve


  • 4thAmmend

    This man’s testimony, an angry drunk who just wrecked into a parked car is viewed as infallible just because he has a badge…..

    Where is the outrage from M.A.D.D. over this one???

    • Jeff

      The ladies of M.A.D.D. are too busy giving cops hj’s and doughnuts during their ridealongs to speak about this hypocrisy

  • Dr. Heffner

    The Greensburg Police are a joke.

  • T

    If he didn’t drive the car into the gas station WHO DID? I am sure it didn’t drive itself in there !

  • Plan C

    How did he bump the other car if he wasn’t driving?????

  • jeff

    our police and authorities are all soooo corrupt.
    who pays for the car he hit?

  • jojo

    cops don’t have to obey the laws, they are the law, they do what they what to do and they cover for each other, this is why we hate the system

  • Drew

    Agreed, you or I would have had a DUI without question. Why were field sobriety tests conducted if he wasn’t driving? I also agree with the other post, why not look at the gas station cameras. Virtually all stations employ them. I believe when the local police found out who it was they were conducting the tests on they changed their investigation completely. I support the police in their role but average citizens and off duty police need to be treated as equals when a crime is committed. Integrity just went out the door.

    • Jen

      The worst part is that the officer lied and sees nothing wrong with his actions.

      Do you think this officer would think twice about bearing false witness against YOU??

      • Doug

        Yet another good point. We all know that he’s a liar….yet he’s the one who shows up to court against us….and we should trust police?

      • dguy

        this cop needs to be charged with a crime and if the police fail to charge him then
        they are obstructing justice. if this cop takes an oath to tell the truth before
        his court case and the gas station cameras proof he is lying he needs to be in prison
        and all the cases he testified in reviewed.

        PA is more behind than the South during the 1960sin getting rid of criminal overpaid cops
        who are bankrupting the state of PA.

        too many good guys do not make it to become state cops while creeps like this can’t be fired
        let alone charged when they commit crimes.

  • Joseph Puskar

    read this pittsburgh…..this officer is habitual offender

  • No DUI for cops

    One more crooked,hotheaded,skinhead cop who needs to be in JAIL !

  • Dave

    that cop was guilty as Hell with cameras showing him he couldn’t even stand up right getting into his car. Just goes to show you what you can get away with as long as you got a badge.

  • Kristin

    They do stick together. He got away with murder 9 years ago because of his badge and now a DUI. He needs to pay the consequences just like anyone else would have to do.

    • scott

      yea where;s dexter when you need him

  • jmg

    Another one beats the wrap!! You really didn’t think a cop would be convicted did you?

  • Lastchance

    There was a time when the state police commanded respect. It’s sad how they have eroded the agency to where they now have to demand respect. The whole system would be considered a joke except jokes are funny. This is not. From the goobers on the Greensburg Police force that whimped as soon as they realized that they had a situation that could cost them their job to the nameless idiot that for some reason thought he couls handle the job of District Justice, these are the people that have brought shame and mistrust upon the system. Justice is not blind – it is brain dead. The entire system has evolved into a revenue generator. People used be the eyes and ears of the community. They trusted the police. The police violated that trust and lost their support.

  • BillofRights

    The state police won’t be happy until this guy kills someone….. oh, wait, he already did 9 years ago

  • Greg

    This reminds me of when I see state troopers driving way over the speed limit when they are not responding to an incident somewhere. I think most are top quality people but when double standards come into play, it bothers me.

    I love Jen’s post up there. Well said…

  • Ilovecopshahaha

    The best part of this thread, is that not one police officer came to his defense on your posts. They don’t have the kahoonas!!

  • johnny69

    Lieing is nothing to him…after he seemingly got away with murder 9 years ago!

  • Matthias

    “Greensburg Police said they conducted two field sobriety tests, but didn’t charge Bonesio with DUI because they couldn’t prove he was driving.”

    – The only way that is possible is if he were with another person at the time and that person was driving.

  • Get a Lawyer

    You lie to them,it’s a crime…..They lie to you,it’s police work BULL !!!

  • bob

    what a joke, talk about double standards….and they wonder why they get no respect.. You or me..DUI and you prove you were not driving…how stupid do they think people are..we know he did not get a DUI because he was a cop…plain and simple and check the gas station camera….it’s funny you drive off without paying and they can show you driving in and out…who’s the moron?

  • dguy

    the state police have done a criminal act by not charging this overpaid cop creep with
    drunk driving.

    how much proof did these inept state police idiots need to know this cop creep was driving
    drunk and wanted to start a fight? cops are paid too much money and they are out looking to
    start incidents instead of bringing stability to communities.

  • dguy

    the cops should let the court decide if he weas not driving. why should anyone respect these
    overpaid goons who are causing PA to go bankrupt?

    this is corruption right here. it is plain in sight for all to see.

    who were these cops to decide there was no proof the drunk cop was driving?
    who are these police to decide who did or did not commit a crime. if they are this stupid
    they should not be cops otherwise this is corruption and corruption bankrupts states.

  • bettygerbil

    this should not shock anyone they do this all the time and get away with it as far as madd they did nothing when my brother was killed by a drunk driver they called 1 time and never followed up are systems are so bad they protect the criminals and not the victims if this was any one else u would get a dui it just shows how much pay offs will get u in todays society

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