Drunken Driver was in Possession of Offensive Weapons, Police Say

The man was allegedly in possession of two metal expanding batons.


A Towamencin man was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia and possessing an offensive weapon in relation to a DUI stop in Lower Salford, according to court records.

A Pennsylvania State Police report states that Jesse Alexander, 31, was driving a green 1996 Chevrolet pick up at the intersection of Freeman School and Salfordville Roads in Lower Salford Township on Dec. 29 at 2:22 a.m. when he was stopped for vehicle code violations.

According to police, Alexander allegedly exhibited signs of being under the influence of alcohol.

Upon searching his vehicle, police allegedly found a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and two metal expanding batons, which are considered offensive weapons.

The weapons charge is a fist degree misdemeanor, and the driving and drug charges are also misdemeanors.  Alexander was also charged with disregarding traffic lanes, careless driving, and failure to use a safety belt, summary offenses.

According to court records, Alexander pleaded guilty to terroristic threats in 2001, and public drunkenness and disorderly conduct in 2004 when he lived in Lansdale.


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