Ex-State Police spokesman accepted into ARD Program

Written by Dylan Segelbaum/York Daily Record | Jan 19, 2017 7:20 AM

Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Rob Hicks is seen in this file photo from Dec. 26, 2013, talking about a reported plane crash in a Butler Township cornfield. On Wednesday, Hicks entered into a diversionary program for a driving under the influence case. (Photo: Jason Plotkin, York Daily Record)

(Undated) -- A State Police trooper who served as the spokesman for a troop that has stations in York, Adams, Franklin and Dauphin counties was accepted on Wednesday into a court program that will allow him to get his driving under the influence case expunged.

Rob Hicks, 41, of Hampden Township, Cumberland County, must complete a series of conditions in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program. Those include paying costs and fees, attending DUI education classes and staying out of trouble. It is not an admission of guilt.

"I ask each of you," Cumberland County Common Pleas Judge M.L. Ebert Jr. said. "Is it your desire to enter the Cumberland County ARD Program, and do you agree to abide by its conditions?"

On Nov. 12, 2016 at about 1:15 a.m., Hicks was pulled over in Lower Allen Township after police said he had been weaving in and out of his lane. His blood alcohol content was 0.232 percent, which is close to three times the legal limit, police said.

Hicks left the courtroom without discussing the case. Casey Shore, who filled in for his attorney, Brian Perry, declined to be interviewed.

Cpl. Adam Reed, a police spokesman, said Hicks is on restricted duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Troop H also has stations in Cumberland and Perry counties.


Here's a look at how the court process works in York County, from arrest to a possible conviction.Sean Heisey, York Daily Record


This story is part of a partnership between WITF and the York Daily Record.

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