Recent police activity as reported by the Newtown Township Police Department. For full details of these incidents, including the names of those involved, click on the attached PDF.
Friday, Jan. 18
At approximately 8:35 p.m., police stopped a motorist on Buck Road near Mill Pond Road due to vehicle code violations. At the stop the driver, a 58-year-old Holland resident, was taken into custody for DUI. He was taken to Saint Mary for a blood draw, which will be submitted to the Bucks County Crime Lab for analysis. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Saturday, Jan. 19
While on patrol at approximately 6:40 a.m., an officer observed a man staggering along Sycamore Street between Swamp Road and Jefferson Street. When the officer approached the man, a very strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was detected. The officer administered a portable breath test with a positive result. The man, a 21-year-old Upper Makefield Township resident, was transported to his residence without incident and informed that he will receive a citation in the mail charging him with Public Intoxication.
Around 12:20 p.m., police were dispatched to the parking lot on Diamond Drive for an anonymous report of an abandoned vehicle. The responding officer located the described vehicle and determined that it did not fit the criteria of an abandoned vehicle since it displayed valid registration and inspection stickers. The officer also removed the unauthorized note that had been left on the car indicating that police were going to have the car towed from the location.
Sunday, Jan. 20
At approximately 12:40 a.m., police made contact with a 50-year-old Newtown resident in the parking lot of 7-11 on Sycamore Street and arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol as well as driving with a suspended license. He was taken to Saint Mary Medical to have blood drawn for testing and charges are pending the lab results.
Police were dispatched to the area of the Newtown Bypass near Summit Trace Road for a report of a two-vehicle traffic accident with one of the drivers allegedly being intoxicated. When officers arrived, one of the drivers, a 52 year-old Yardley woman, was asked and agreed to perform field sobriety tests. At the conclusion of the field tests and a portable breath test, she was taken into custody and transported to Saint Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn for testing. However, she refused to submit a blood sample, so she was transported to her residence and released pending a criminal summons.