Tuesday, May 21, 2013
George Frederick Reifsneider, 26, was allegedly found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle at the Wawa on Skippack Pike.
A Telford man is facing DUI charges after falling sleep behind the wheel of his parked car at the Wawa in Skippack Village, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. George Frederick Reifsneider, III, 26, was allegedly found by a State Police Trooper to be asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle in the Wawa parking lot on the 4000 block of Skippack Pike in Skippack Township on Saturday at 4:45 a.m., police said. After an investigation, police charged Reifsneider with DUI, according to a PSP report.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. What do you think? Is the proposal reasonable? About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. Internationally, only a handful of countries, including Canada, the United States and England, have a BAC limit of .08 while most of the …
Monday, April 15, 2013
A Perkiomenville man allegedly fell asleep while waiting at a light on Skippack Pike at Valley Forge Road.
Charges are pending against a Perkiomenville man who allegedly fell asleep at a red light on Skippack Pike who was then arrested for DUI, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Brian Choi, 30, of Perkiomenville, was stopped across the left-turn and the forward-travel lane of Skippack Pike at its intersection with Valley Forge Road while the traffic signal was green, according to police. Choi was found to be asleep inside the vehicle just before 2:50 a.m. on March 31, and allegedly exhibited signs of being under the influence of alcohol, police said, and was taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Charges of DUI and related offenses are pending in Magisterial District Court 38-1-24.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Four were arrested on suspicion of alleged DUI, one arrest occurred after a crash.
Alleged DUI Crash in Lower Frederick A 25-year-old male from Coopersburg, Pa., was arrested for DUI in Lower Frederick Township on April 1 after driving into a fence, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. Steven Keating was traveling south on Gravel Pike around 2:30 a.m. when he allegedly ran off the side of the road and stuck a fence with the right side of his vehicle, police said. He then allegedly displays signs of intoxication and was taken into custody for DUI. Alleged DUI in Collegeville A 24-year-old Chesterbrook, Pa., woman was driving on Gravel Pike in the area of Ninth Avenue in Collegeville Borough when she was pulled over for traffic violations and allegedly appeared to be intoxicated, according to police. Charges are …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
This week's stories include a man who allegedly threw his weed at cops during a traffic stop and a Whitemarsh man who quickly went from a victim to arrestee.
Driver Throws Weed At Cops: According to a report in the Abington Patch, a 44-year-old man is facing drug charges after he allegedly threw a bag of marijuana at an officer during a traffic stop. When police asked the man what he did, he responded, "[Expletive], I can't believe I just threw weed at cops." The man also allegedly confessed to having "a little rock down [his] pants." Read the full story here. If You Can't Beat'em, Join'em: According to a report in the Plymouth-Whitemarsh Patch, a 19-year old man was hospitalized after his 61-year-old father assaulted him in their home. Police arrested the father a short time later. Roughly 12 hours later, after being released from the hospital, the 19-year-old son returned home and proceeded …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
This week's stories include a fugitive who was arrested after taunting police on a Patch Facebook page, an accused car thief who can't stay out of trouble, and proof that even the elderly can break the law.
Pride Comes Before the Fall: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a 21-year-old fugitive accused of felony drug charges was arrested only days after he taunted police on the Lansdale Patch Facebook page. In his comment, the fugitive stated “im not turnin my self .... run run as fast as u can u cant catch me im da ginger bread man ...... sincierly da gingerbread man.” He was apprehended a few days later, along with his incredible neckbeard. Read the full story here. At Least He Learned to Stay Away from Popeye's: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a teen who was arrested in January – after police allegedly tied his Popeye's Chicken receipt to a car theft – is facing new charges after he allegedly stole another car in …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
This week's stories include a large man who withstood multiple rounds of a Taser before being placed under arrest, a allegedly drunk delivery guy who got lost in someone's yard, and an allegedly drunken man who called the cops for a ride.
The Bigger They Are, The Harder they Are To Taser: According to a report in the Pottstown Patch, a 62-year-old man is facing charges of DUI, resisting arrest, and related offenses, in connection with a traffic stop on Feb. 2. After the 6-foot-6, 245 pound man allegedly became uncooperative during the stop, police attempted to subdue him with pepper spray, but the effects were "negligible." The man then allegedly doused an officer with an open jar of whiskey, at which point police tased the man twice, with no effect. The man was tased a third time, which finally broke his grip on the steering wheel and allowed police to force the man out of his car and onto the ground. Read the full story here. Drunken Philadelphia Pizza Guy Gets Lost, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
He plead guilty after being charged with two DUIs in one month.
A Pennsburg Man was sentenced to one to five years in jail after pleading guilty to two DUI charges in one month, in one of which he was riding a mountain bike, according to the Mercury. Ronald Kramer, 56, was charged with DUI last year after Upper Perkiomen Police found him on March 17 just before 1 a.m. swerving along Main Street in Pennsburg on a Mountain Pike, with loud music playing from the handlebars, according to court documents. Police said Kramer told them that he was riding his bicycle home from the bar. Less than one month later, on April 7, Kramer was arrested for DUI while driving with a suspended license, with an open container in the vehicle, according to court records. As recently as May of 2012, Kramer plead guilty to “…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
This week's stories include a woman who was fined $200 for cussing out a crossing guard, and a convicted robber who decided to thank his victims.
Man Charged with DUI After Allegedly Passing Out at McDonald's Drive-Thru: According to a report in the Limerick Patch, a 27-year-old man has been charged with four counts of DUI after he allegedly passed out in his vehicle while at the McDonald's drive-thru. Court documents state that upon arrival by police, the driver smelled like alcohol, had glassy eyes and seemed lethargic. He was later taken to a local hospital to have blood drawn for testing. Read the full story here. Convicted Robber Thanks Victims for Cooperation: According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 22-year-old man will serve the next six to 20 years in prison after stealing $20,000 of narcotics from the Whitpain CVS. Upon receiving his sentence, the man thanked his …
The man was allegedly in possession of two metal expanding batons.