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Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint Nets Pair of Arrests

A man from Royersford and a man from Philadelphia are facing DUI charges after entering a previously announced sobriety checkpoint.

A weekend sobriety checkpoint conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police and the New Hanover Police Department has lead to the arrest or two men on suspicion of DUI.

The checkpoint, which was located near the intersection of Swamp Pike and Route 663 in New Hanover Township, had previously been announced by the state police, though the exact location was not revealed in their original press release.

According to the police report, 23-year-old Spencer Ecker, of Philadelphia, was stopped at the checkpoint at approximately 12:50 a.m. on Saturday, August 4. The report states that Ecker exhibited signs of intoxication, and as a result, he was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI. Ecker was given a chemical breath test, and charges will be filed in Magisterial District Court 38-2-03.

A second incident report from the joint-checkpoint announced the arrest of 21-year-old Ephraim Charlebios, of Royersford, on suspicion of DUI. Charlebios was stopped at the checkpoint at 1:55 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, when police made the arrest. Charges will be filed at District Court 38-2-03.

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