Horsham Man Convicted of 10th DUI

But since Robert Stumpp’s 9th conviction was 15 years ago, he was treated as if it was his first offense.

A 58-year-old Horsham resident will serve just three to six months in prison for his 10th DUI conviction.

Robert D. Stumpp Jr. of Cottage Avenue was arrested after a 2012 accident in which he was driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a report by The Intelligencer.

It was his 10th DUI since the 1970s, however, as far as state law is concerned, it is his first offense. 

Pennsylvania’s “look back” period for multiple DUI convictions is 10 years—that means that since Stumpp’s 9th conviction was 15 years ago, he was punished as if it was his first.

Court records show that Stumpp was last convicted of DUI in 1999. During that arrest, he was also charged with driving with a blood alcohol level of more than .10 percent, court records show. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08 percent.

The most recent arrest stems from a DUI arrest on Oct. 28, 2012 following a two-car accident on Blair Mill Road that injured a woman. Authorities say Stumpp's blood alcohol level was 0.29 percent at the time of the accident, which occurred at 6:30 p.m., according to the Public Spirit. 

His license was suspended at the time of the accident.

Cally Goddard July 09, 2014 at 08:09 AM
Well we could keep him in jail, feed him for free, make him ride the bus/train, give him ativan/anabuse for free, and/or the judge could order a breathalyzer in his car for life?....and allow it, meaning his car not to run if he breathes too high for life. I feel bad for the woman whom was hit and praying that meetings are close to his house for walking once out on the streets again. He should take her meals on wheels and feed her family. New job, no drinking and his family won't need to take care of him? Sounds like he will be homeless and die a slow death anyways. Arizona needs him on the streets :), bus tickets are only about $200.00. Now, if someone could patent a breathalyzer for pot, no one would get to work, agree? Speed bumps!!! How much for one in our neighborhood....or white lines? In Colorado, yellow lines for 35 to 45mph, white lines for under 25mph or 55mph on highways, somehow it worked.
Craig Camacho July 09, 2014 at 08:20 AM
Sorry, no sympathy here, relapse or not "10" REALLY? Here is the very harsh skinny of it - Maybe when he gets in and drives his car drunk and hits the judges child or wife and kills them, maybe he'll end up in jail for the rest of his life as he deserves!
The Truth July 09, 2014 at 08:33 AM
Let's just draw a firing squad from MADD volunteers and shoot him at first light. Then display the body outside their local headquarters for 6 months as a warning to others...
Country1st July 09, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Enough! To make light of this being his 10 DUI is pathetic. What's the guy have to do -- kill someone? He shouldn't be driving. Period. And there's a law for you: you get 10 DUI -- regardless of period of time -- you lose your license. PERIOD
Cally Goddard July 09, 2014 at 03:04 PM
no really send him out WEST he'll simply get a licence there. Federal licences? I'm with the firing squad; give Craig and Matthew the gun and/or pay for 40yrs in jail to go to the chair? From what I hear they get better drugs in jail anyways.....


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