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'Slumped Over' Driver Facing DUI Charges, Police Say

The incident occurred at 3 a.m. Friday at the 7-Eleven parking lot.

Newtown Township Police Department reported the following recent incidents:

Friday, Feb. 15

Shortly after 3 a.m., police were dispatched to the 7-Eleven on Sycamore Street for a report of a vehicle in the parking lot with the male driver slumped over in it.  Responding officers made contact with the subject, who was identified as a 24-year-old Trenton man. Police immediately could smell an odor of an alcoholic substance coming from inside of the vehicle and administered field sobriety tests and a portable breath test. As a result of the tests, the man was arrested for suspicion of DUI and taken to Saint Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn for testing, however he refused to submit to the test. DUI will be filed.  

At approximately 9:05 p.m., a resident of Remey Place said three vehicles parked on the street were hit with eggs.  There was no permanent damage to the vehicles.

Saturday Feb. 16

A 22 year-old Newtown man was arrested for suspicion of DUI around 1:40 a.m. Saturday, after police observed him driving dangerously on Richboro Road. The man was transported to Saint Mary Medical Center, where he submitted to a blood draw.  He was then transported to a friend’s home and released.  The appropriate charges will be filed after the results of the blood work are received from the lab.

Around 2:30 a.m., police stopped a motorist on Buck Road due to traffic violations.  At the stop the driver, a 35-year-old Northampton Township man, was arrested and taken to Saint Mary Medical Center to have blood drawn for testing.  Charges of DUI are pending the results of the lab work

A resident of Cherry Lane in Newtown called police just after 9 pm to report that someone had torn open a package in her mailbox and took her prescription medication. 

Monday Feb. 18

At approximately 11:10 a.m., a resident of Ridge Avenue in Wrightstown called police to report that he was misplaced his debit card and it had been fraudulently used by an unknown person. Charges exceeded $1,000, the man told police.  The funds were replaced by his bank and a new card was issued to the victim.    

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Shortly after 10 a.m., a resident of Nathan Court reported that within the last two days someone entered his vehicle and stole the following items: a bag containing several pocket knives, flash lights and a tire gauge.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., police were advised that two male subjects were attempting to steal a metal grate from the shoulder of the road in the 700 block of Swamp Road in Wrightstown.  A witness provided a description of the vehicle the two suspects were in and a direction of travel when they left the scene.  Police located the vehicle and the subjects were identified as a 28-year-old Roslyn man and a 27-year-old Ardsley man.  Both subjects will be charged with attempted theft. Police have contacted PennDOT to determine the value of the grate.

John Q February 20, 2013 at 10:17 PM
Wow! Patch is slipping. They actually released a suspects name.
John Q February 21, 2013 at 03:27 AM
Wow! Suspects name has been removed. Way to censor the news!
Kara Seymour February 21, 2013 at 03:41 AM
Patch policy is not to release names in misdemeanors. I don't make the rules; I just follow them :)
John Q February 21, 2013 at 04:26 AM
Not blaming you Kara.I understand. That's why I didn't name you in my first post. I live in Northampton Township and this past summer someone who lives two streets down from me stabbed their neighbor and the assailant was never named. I have two small children and obviously wanted to make sure they never came into contact with this person. Fortunately, word got out from other neighbors on this persons identity. Shouldn't Patch do all it can to provide any and all information to the people reading instead of withholding information? If someone in my neighborhood got arrested for dui, assault, theft, drug possesion, etc. I would like to know who it is, as it may mean they might have serious personal problems and to use extra caution around them? Again, not blaming you Kara but Patch should really review their policies if they want to remain a viable news source.
Kara Seymour February 21, 2013 at 11:21 AM
Thanks John I will certainly pass along your input
NS March 26, 2013 at 06:43 PM
That is unless your name is Mike Gallagher and you are a Township Supervisor and try to strong arm the arresting policeman. Then you get your name in the papers for DUI...

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