This edition of Pennsylvania DUI News & Arrests highlights recent DUI news during the month of October.
This month’s report includes several DUI arrests in the Greater Philadelphia area including a hit-and-run story in Northeast Philadelphia and several DUI arrests throughout Chester County.
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A 24-year-old man from Bryn Mawr was recently arrested on charges of driving under the influence in connection with an hit-and-run crash that left an 84-year-old woman critically injured.
According to reports, the man was driving at approximately 4:30 a.m. on the morning of Monday, October 9th, when his vehicle allegedly struck a woman who was crossing the street near the intersection of Pine Road and Oxford Avenue in Fox Chase, PA.
Authorities say that the 24-year-old driver fled the scene of the accident and parked the vehicle in a nearby area. He then returned to the scene of the incident and reportedly told police that he had called 911 because he thought he had hit a deer on the road.
Police took the 24-year-old man into custody for further questioning while the 84-year-old victim was rushed to the nearby Aria Jefferson Health’s Torresdale facility to be treated for serious injuries.
The driver was ultimate charged with Driving Under the Influence, Aggravated Assault by Motor Vehicle and other offenses.
A woman from the Oxford was arrested and charged with DUI of a controlled substance along with several drug-related violations.
According to reports, the 43-year-old woman was driving on Newark Road in New Garden Township at about 11:45 p.m. on Monday, October 9th, when police conducted a traffic stop for an alleged equipment violation. During the traffic stop police reportedly found drug paraphernalia in the woman’s vehicle.
She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Law enforcement officers in Chester County recently arrested a woman for driving while intoxicated after suspecting that she was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. According to reports, the woman was driving on Gap-Newport Pike in Avondale, PA when she was stopped by law enforcement officers.
Police reportedly found drug paraphernalia during the traffic stop and suspected the woman of being intoxicated. She was ultimately arrested on DUI charges as well as possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
A 24-year-old man from Malvern was arrested and charged with drunk driving after crashing a vehicle into the road barrier on Route 202 in the town of East Whiteland in Chester County, PA.
According to police reports, the man was driving northbound on Route 202 in East Whiteland Township near the exit for Route 29 at approximately 12:52 a.m. on Thursday, October 12th, when he lost control of his vehicle and veered into the road barriers.
Police arrived at the scene of the one-vehicle accident and arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI.
A 23-year-old man from Avondale was charged with driving under the influence after being involved in an auto accident in New Garden Township, PA.
The man was reportedly driving on Newark Road at about 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, October 12th, when his vehicle allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head-on.
Police officers arrived at the scene of the two-vehicle accident and reportedly suspected the 24-year-old driver of being intoxicated. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he consented to a chemical test of his blood.
The man was ultimately arrested on DUI charges and later found to be an unlicensed driver without proof of insurance.
A 57-year-old man from Coatesville was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence recently after police reportedly found him passed out in his vehicle in the town of Nottingham in Chester County, PA.
According to officials, the man was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle on Pond’s Edge Drive in Nottingham at 5:41 p.m. on Thursday, October 12th. No further information was provided about the DUI arrest.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Pennsylvania participated in this year’s DUI crackdown over the days leading up to Halloween. Some of the participating counties this year included York County, Adams County and Lancaster County.
The increased DUI enforcement efforts began on October 20th this year and ran through the night of Halloween on October 31st.
The participating law enforcement agencies are currently working with national organizations to compile data from this year’s DUI enforcement initiative before releasing the results to the public.
That concludes this month’s edition of the Pennsylvania DUI News & Arrests report. Stay tuned for upcoming posts in the near future!