In the past few days, Lower Southampton Police officers made two DUI arrests.
On Saturday, Jan. 19, at about 8:48 p.m., an officer on patrol observed a SUV driving on Bustleton Pike without its headlights on as well as driving on the curb and passing lane. After pulling the vehicle over, the officer had to use his vehicle's P.A. system to order the driver to put the SUV in park.
The officer eventually had to get into the vehicle on the passenger side and shifted the vehicle into park. The driver, a 46-year-old Bensalem man, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot glassy eyes. He failed field sobriety tests and registered .21 on a breath test. At this time, he was placed under arrest. The driver consented to a blood draw. DUI charges are pending results of a blood test.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23 at about 1:20 a.m., an officer on patrol saw a vehicle driving on Bridgetown Pike from Bristol Road. He could hear a scraping sound from flat tire and pulled the vehicle over. While speaking to the 22-year-old Norristown woman, the officer detected the odor of alcohol and noticed her speech was slurred. She failed field sobriety tests and registered .15 on a breath test. She was taken into custody for suspected DUI and trasported to St. Mary's Hospital for a blood draw.
The above information was supplied by the Lower Southampton Police Department. For full details from the police reports, click on the attached PDF file.