Lancaster Judge Orders ‘Serial’ Drunk Driver to State Prison for 4th DUI

A Lancaster man was recently sent to state prison for his fourth intoxicated driving conviction.

Lancaster County Judge James Cullen called 29-year-old Dwight Padilla-Colon a “serial” intoxicated driver while ordering a 15-to-30-month prison sentence on the latest DUI.

Padilla-Colon pleaded guilty to DUI, driving on a DUI-related suspended license, and related counts regarding an April 17, 2016, crash in Lancaster city.

Padilla-Colon struck a parked car on East Chestnut Street after he left a downtown bar, police reported.

While in a police cruiser, Padilla-Colon asked an officer, “Did I hurt anyone?”

Assistant District Attorney Erik Neiman arranged the plea agreement. City police Officer Christopher Kophamel filed charges.

Padilla-Colon’s history includes four DUIs since 2010 and several driving under suspension charges.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright