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Police Make 4 DUI Arrests

Incident and arrest information as reported by Lower Southampton Police.

The following arrest information was supplied by the Lower Southampton Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. For full details from the police reports, click on the attached PDF file.

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

At 11:48 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at Brownsville Road and Elmwood Avenue in Trevose. The first driver told police that he was traveling northbound along Brownsville and had stopped at the red light at Elmwood when the other driver's vehicle hit the rear of his stopped car. The other driver told officers that he was also traveling northbound on Brownsville and became distracted and failed to see the first driver stopping ahead of him. During the investigation, officers detected the smell of alcohol on the breath of the second driver and noticed that his eyes were very blood shot and glassy. Also, his speech was slurred as he explained the events of the crash. This subject failed field sobriety tests and registered .13 percent on a breath test. He was placed under arrest and he consented to a blood draw. He was charged with DUI.

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012

At about 8:53 a.m., police responded to the Sunoco on the 300 block of E. Street Road for the report of a hit and run that had just happened at the gas station. The fleeing vehicle had driven to the area of Hampton and Steele roads. Police responded to this area and made contact with the driver and a homeowner who's mailbox was struck by the fleeing vehicle. The passenger in the fleeing vehicle told police that the driver struck a vehicle as he was backing up in the Sunoco parking lot and then sped off. On Hampton, the passenger said that the driver was driving at a high rate of speed to get away and drove off the road, struck a mailbox and a recycling container. At this point, the passenger yelled at the driver to let him out of the car, which he did. The fleeing vehicle was later found by police at the driver's home on the unit block of Dolton Road, but the driver fled the area. Police followed him to the area of Bustleton Pike and County Line Road, where he was detained.

While speaking to the 25-year-old driver, police detected the smell of alcohol on his breath, he was mumbling his words, his eyes appeared bloodshot and his pupils were pinpointed. The victim of the hit and run positively identified him as the driver. He registered .10 percent on a breath test and he consented to a blood draw. The driver will be charged with leaving the scene of an accident, incapable of safe driving and associated traffic offenses upon receipt of lab results.

Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012

At about 1:29 a.m., an officer on routine patrol observed a maroon Toyota traveling southbound on Bustleton Pike that abrubtly swerved from the left lane across the center turn lane into the northbound left lane, almost striking another vehicle. The officer followed this vehicle for several blocks to an area where it was safe to stop the vehicle and perform field sobriety tests if necessary. While speaking to the driver, a 26-year-old from Trenton, the officer detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from him and noticed his eyes were blood shot and his speech was slurred. He failed field sobriety tests and registered .21 percent on a breath test. He was placed into custody. Police gave the passenger a breath test to see if he was able to drive the vehicle, but he registered .13 percent and he was advised that he was unable to drive. This subject refused to hand the car keys over to officers and at one point tried to wrestle the keys away from an officer. He had to be physically restrained against the trunk of a car. He was placed into custody for obstructing administration of law governmental function, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. 

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012

At 3:07 a.m., officers were dispatched to a one-vehicle accident on the 400 block of E. Street Road. They observed a dark Lexus into a home -- the front portion of the vehicle was about 4 feet into the corner of the home. The crash ruptured an outdoor gas line. Officers also noticed a mailbox was struck, two PennDOT street signs were run over and a PECO pole was also struck. The driver told police that he lost control of the vehicle when a dog ran out in front of him. He gave police an expired license, which they found was expired and DUI suspended. While speaking to him, officers detected the smell of alcohol coming from him. He registered .14 percent on a breath test. He consented to a blood draw and will be charged with DUI and related offenses via summons.

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