By Jack Tobias
A man with previous DUI charges is in trouble again, this
time for not having an ignition interlock device on his vehicle while he was
driving in South Whitehall, police say.
Toby James Romig, 42, of 5755 Pfeiffer Circle, Germansville, was stopped at 9:37 Friday night on Route 309 north at Route 22, a state police news release said.
Romig was stopped for driving with a suspended license, police said. Further investigation showed Romig is required to have an ignition interlock device in his vehicle and did not, police said.
The interlock device works like a breathalyzer, requiring the motorist to exhale into it before the engine can be started. If the concentration of alcohol on the driver’s breath exceeds the device’s programming, the engine will not start.
Online court records show that Romig pleaded
guilty in Lehigh County Court to a DUI charge involving a December 2006
incident in Upper Macungie Township. He also was charged in February of this
year with a DUI-related charge that was later withdrawn, the records say. In
that case, he ended up facing only alleged traffic violations.
The records also show DUI charges in two previous South Whitehall incidents -- in December 1998 and July 1994.