GRANITEVILLE — Former borough president candidate Richard Luthmann was arrested early Saturday for allegedly driving drunk, according to court records.
Luthmann, 33, a lawyer, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his car into a guardrail in Graniteville.
Police said a witness saw Luthmann driving south of Fahy Avenue when he lost control of his 1994 Lincoln, swerved and crashed into the guardrail at around 3:30 a.m., according to court documents.
He fled the vehicle and police arrested him on the corner of Fahy Avenue and Lamberts Lane, court documents state.
Luthmann was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and two counts of driving while intoxicated at an arraignment on Saturday.
According to the complaint, Luthmann's blood alcohol content was .183 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.
Luthmann did not immediately respond to a request for comment for this story.
Luthmann tried to get on the ballot for the Democratic borough president spot and cause a primary election between him and Lou Liedy.
He fought the BOE's decision in several courts before dropping out of the race.
Luthmann was released on his own recognizance on Saturday and is due back in court in November.