Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A simulated car crash and mock funeral were used to warn students about drinking and driving.
Perkiomen Valley High School juniors and seniors participated in a “Shattered Dreams” program on Tuesday, which warned students of the dangers of drunk driving with a simulated car accident and a mock funeral for the victims of the accident. The program began in the mornng with the screening of a movie, providing the backstory of student actors involved in a drinking and driving incident after prom. The students were then taken outside to show the aftermath of the drunk driving incident, which included emergency personnel and a helicopter attempting to rescue the actors. Emergency crews at the scene included Trappe, Perkiomen and Collegeville Fire Companies, and Lower Frederick EMS. For the remainder of the day, there was a flat-line …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The woman’s vehicle struck a pole on Main Street.
A Gilbertsville woman was charged on Feb. 7 with DUI and related summary offenses relating to a Jan. 18 crash on Main Street in Trappe just before midnight, according to police. Kimberly A. Welch, 41, was driving westbound on Main Street in Trappe near 5th Ave, allegedly utilizing her cell phone, when she "failed to pay attention to the roadway” and crashed her 2008 Honda Accord into a PECO electrical poll on the north side of the roadway, police said. Welch suffered minor injuries and was treated at Phoenixville Hospital. After an investigation, Welch was charged with a DUI of .16 blood alcohol or greater. She was also charged with summary offenses of disregarding traffic lanes, careless driving and failure to use a safety belt, both …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Charges include DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and related traffic offenses.
A Perkiomenville woman has been arrested and charged with DUI, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and related traffic offenses following a traffic stop at 1:35 a.m. on August 17. According to police reports, 38-year-old Kelly Lesher was driving a 1998 Chevrolet 1500 on Halderman Road, near the area of Dieber Road in Perkiomen Township, when police initiated a stop for observed traffic violations. Upon contact with Lesher, police state that she allegedly showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, and the report adds that Lesher failed subsequent field sobriety tests. The report states that Lesher was taken into custody and transported to the PSP Skippack Barracks for "a legal breath test…
Monday, August 6, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Checkpoint will be posted between Friday, August 3, and Sunday, August 5, with a location somewhere in western Montgomery County.
The Pennsylvania State Police have announced that they will conduct another sobriety checkpoint this coming weekend, between the evening hours of Friday, August 3, and the early morning hours of Sunday, August 5. Though the press release does not identify the specific location of the checkpoint, it does state that the checkpoint will be posted somewhere in western Montgomery County, with the help of a local municipal police force. The release urges motorists to make responsible decisions before getting behind the wheel, and adds that sobriety checkpoints have been shown to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related crashes.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Parents should set clear ground rules for teens heading out for New Year's Eve.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
While New Year’s Eve may conjure images of a celebratory toast, according to Liberty Mutual Insurance, it’s also traditionally one of the worst days of the year for alcohol-related crashes and deaths for young drivers. New data from a 2011 teen driving study by Liberty Mutual and Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) reveals an interesting yet cautionary anomaly: teens believe New Year’s Eve is the most dangerous time of year to drive, yet it also is the holiday or event when teens most frequently drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. According to the survey of nearly 2,300 eleventh and twelfth graders, when teen drivers were asked about how dangerous they feel certain events are for driving and the likelihood of …