Barry E. Staub, 53, of Hanover Road in Conewago Township, Adams County, is charged with DUI and failing to stay within his traffic lane. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 22, according to District Judge Daniel Bowman.
Barry E. Staub is the lieutenant in charge of York’s state police barracks for nearly five years is accused of driving drunk in Adams County
State police in Gettysburg filed the charge Friday morning.
Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner told The York Dispatch he will refer the case to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office sometime Friday.
He said both he and first assistant district attorney Brian Sinnett would have a conflict of interest in prosecuting Staub.
"We’re friends with Mr. Staub," Wagner said. "Our office clearly has a conflict."
Retired: Maria Finn, state police press secretary, confirmed Staub’s retirement was effective Friday. She also said Staub was placed on restricted duty after the traffic stop.
Staub did not answer his home phone Friday morning; a message left there was not immediately returned. It’s unclear whether he’s retained an attorney.