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PSP Corporal charged with covering up DUI


Harrisburg, PA ­– A Pennsylvania State Police Corporal in southeastern PA has been charged for reportedly attempted to cover up a DUI involving the alleged father of another state trooper.

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Corporal Jennifer Ruhl was charged on June 4, 2021 with crimes related to obstructing and tampering with a criminal investigation. Charges were filed by the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards, Internal Affairs Division.

Corporal Ruhl is accused of attempting to cover up a driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol investigation involving an alleged father of a PSP trooper in November 2019 while assigned as a patrol supervisor at Troop J-Avondale.

The following misdemeanor charges were filed in District Court 15-4-04:

  • Obstructing administration of law or other governmental function, 18 Pa. C.S. §5101
  • False swearing – official proceeding, 18 Pa. C.S. §4903(a)(1)
  • Tampering with public records or information, 18 Pa. C.S. §4911(a)(1)
  • Hindering apprehension or prosecution, 18 Pa. C.S. §5105(a)(3)

Corporal Ruhl enlisted in the PSP in January 1998. She is assigned to the Drug Law Enforcement Division within the Bureau of Criminal Investigation. She is currently suspended without pay pending resolution of the criminal charges against her.