Man drives to state police barracks, gets DUI charge

A motorist who drove late at night to the state police barracks in Montoursville to file a complaint against his state parole officer ended up getting arrested on the spot for driving under the influence of controlled substances, according to court records.

When David Allan Gatti, 53, of 2305 W. Mountain Ave., South Williamsport, walked into the building on Cherry Street just after midnight on March 3, he “appeared confused and very lethargic,” Trooper Hansen said in an affidavit.

The man’s speech “was slurred and he had difficulty keeping his eyes open,” Hansen said.

The trooper said Gatti admitted to taking meds before getting in his 2000 Subaru Outback and driving to the barracks.

Currently an inmate at the state Correctional Institution at Mahoney, Gatti has been arraigned on charges of driving under the influence and careless driving, and recommitted in lieu of $10,000 bail.