Monday, February 4, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police report January citations for driving under the influence.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, three were charged in Skippack Township for driving under the influence (DUI) in the month of January. Bradley Reed, 20, of Schwenksville, was charged with DUI after an accident on Jan. 6, police said. PSP reports state that Reed was driving west on Township Line Road in Skippack Township at 2:55 a.m. when his car left the road. Reed reportedly struck a tree, went down an embankment and overturned his vehicle onto the driver’s side in the front lawn of a property at 445 Township Line Road, police said. Police said Reed was not injured and was wearing a seat belt. A 45-year-old Limerick man has been charged with driving under the influence after he exhibited signs of erratic driving and failed to use …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
This week's stories include an intoxicated man who allegedly stole a designated driver van, a "crazy naked guy running through the streets" of Norristown, and an act of littering that lead to drug charges.
Drunk Man Charged with Stealing Drunk Bus: According to a report in the Lower Providence Patch, a 38-year-old Lower Providence Township man is facing felony theft, DUI, and multiple other charges after he allegedly stole a van used for designated driver services while under the influence of alcohol. The report states that the vehicle was recovered a short time later, and the suspect was placed in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility after failing to post $50,000 bail. Read the full story here. Give a Hoot! Don't Pollute (especially when there are drugs in the car): According to a report in the Ambler Patch, a 21-year-old man is facing multiple drug charges after a vehicle, in which he was a passenger, was stopped by police for …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
This decision by the Pennsylvania State Police could increase arrests of those driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) have temporarily suspended the use of breathalyzers in DUI stops, meaning that DUI arrests may increase in areas patrolled by the PSP by detecting drugs in addition to alcohol, according to CBS3. A Dauphin County Court ruling prompted the decision, where a judge threw out a DUI charge after the reliability of the breathalyzer test using the Intoxilyzer 5000, which is used throughout Pennsylvania, was questioned. “Anytime we arrest someone for DUI now instead of taking them to get a breath sample, we’re now taking a blood sample and taking that off to the lab to be analyzed,” PSP Spokesman Adam Reed told CBS 3. According to George Geisler of the PA DUI Association, this action will mean safer roads, …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
This week's stories include a parking lot romance between two men leading to weapons charges, a man heading to prison for his PCP-fueled would-be crime spree and a sneaky elderly woman being charged with DUI.
Parking Lot Romance Leads to Weapons Charge: According to a report in the Lansdale Patch, a Quakertown man is facing weapons charges after an incident in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn in Towamencin. The report states that police were initially investigating a suspicious occupied vehicle in the rear parking lot, when they discovered two men allegedly engaged in a sexual activity. Later, a search of the vehicle uncovered a concealed weapon in the console. Read the full story here. Man Loses Gun During PCP-Fueled Crime Spree: According to a report in the Norristown Patch, a 21-year-old Philadelphia man testified that he was high on PCP the night he made several violent, but unsuccessful, robbery attempts in West Norriton and Norristown …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Woman to face fourth DUI charge as she presses on with Chester County allegations of being assaulted.
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Thursday, January 24
A Graterford resident has alleged that she was raped while being held in a Chester County prison. She was back in court this week, but this time, as a defendant. According to a report in the Pottstown Mercury, the 37-year-old woman, whose name has not been released by the courts to protect her identity as an alleged victim of sexual assault, was seen before Judge David Bortner on Wednesday. She was there for a violation of her probation, stemming from a charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Skippack in 2012. The article said the woman told the judge she is "not a criminal" despite her fourth DUI arrest. “I am not a bad person,” the woman said in court. “I don’t feel like a criminal, even though I’m in jail with people who steal …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Pennsylvania State Police reported 114 incidents.
Perkiomen Township officials released the police logs for the month of December, which totalled 114 Pennsylvania State Police calls. Pennsylvania State Police Three thefts were reported to the Pennsylvania State Police, including one theft from a motor vehicle. Three assaults were reported – two harassment and one simple assault – along with eight domestic incidents, one suspicious person, three DUIs, four reports of criminal mischief, and one disturbance. There were 18 total collisions in the township. There were also three reports of debris on the roadway. See Also: Perkiomen Police , Fire & EMS Stats: November Perkiomen Police, Fire & EMS Stats: October Perkiomen Police, Fire & EMS Stats: September Perkiomen Police, Fire & EMS Stats: …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Four crashes were reportedly also alcohol related.
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Wednesday, January 2
Twelve people were arrested for impaired driving by Troop K of the Pennsylvania State Police over the New Year's Day holiday period, the agency said Wednesday. The Skippack-based troop said the 12 DUI arrests were made during "extra enforcement efforts" intended to "ensure citizens could travel safely along the Commonwealth's highways" during the holiday's increased traffic. Troop K covers highways in Montgomery, Delaware and Philadelphia counties, in addition to providing local law enforcement for municipalities without their own police departments. In addition to the arrests, the state police issued 469 citations and handled 45 crashes during the two-day holiday enforcement period. Four of the crashes were alcohol related, police said.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Marco Cuevas Mora, 22, will serve two-to-six years in state prison following his guilty plea to homicide by vehicle and DUI.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Kyle Michael Rudderow was sentenced for a second DUI this week after killing a passenger in a 2004 DUI crash.
Kyle Michael Rudderow, who was jailed for driving drunk and killing his passenger in 2004, is facing two years in jail after a second DUI conviction, according to Montgomerynews.com. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary Silow sentenced Rudderow, of Big Road in Lower Frederick, to 11-and-a-half to 23 months in the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, plus three years of probation and 100 hours of community service for a 2011 DUI. In September of 2005, Rudderow, 30, was sentenced to 18 to 36 months in county jail after he plead guilty to driving drunk and causing a 2004 crash that killed his then-roommate, Keith LaCava. The second incident occured in June of 2011, when Upper Perkiomen Police stated that Rudderow was …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Lower Providence Police report that the underage male who failed field sobriety tests was found asleep behind the wheel at a red light last night; a Schwenksville man was found in the passenger seat, also asleep.