Bethlehem officer charged with DUI accepted into first-time offender program

Posted: 5:02 PM EST Jan 27, 2014   Updated: 6:12 PM EST Jan 27, 2014
Officer charged with DUI accepted into ARD program

A Bethlehem police officer charged with DUI will participate in a first-time offenders program.

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli said Richard Hoffman was accepted into the ARD program Monday.

The off-duty crash happened in August and Hoffman has been on paid administrative leave.

The outgoing police chief called for Hoffman to be fired. City council has addressed the issue but there needs to be a hearing before anything is done.