A LAWYER FOR state Rep. Cherelle Parker yesterday asked a Superior Court panel to overturn Parker's drunken-driving conviction because of improper rulings in lower courts.
The state Attorney General's Office countered that Parker's appeal has been rejected before and the defense argument is simply repetitive.
Parker was arrested on April 30, 2011, after police said they witnessed her driving drunk the wrong way down a one-way street in Germantown.
Municipal Judge Charles Hayden dismissed the evidence against Parker, citing a lack of credibility in the testimony of the arresting officers.
But Common Pleas Judge Paula Patrick ordered a new trial in 2012 following the discovery that Hayden and Parker were friends on Facebook.