Northampton Township Police reported to three incidents, one on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, that could result in DUI charges, according to a recent police blotter released on Monday, Oct. 15.
On Friday, Oct. 12, an officer stopped a vehicle for erratic driving on 2nd Street Pike by New Road around 4:45 p.m., reports said.
The operator, a 26-year-old male from Jamison, was found to be driving while his operating privileges were suspended. The officers observations of the driver and his inability to successfully complete a series of field dexterity tests led to his being taken into custody on suspicion of having been driving while under the influence.
Then on Saturday, Oct. 13, while traveling west on Bristol Road around 1:10 a.m., an officer saw a vehicle pull out from Cherry Blossom Drive and stop in the westbound lane of travel. The vehicle was then seen backing back onto Cherry Blossom Drive, according to police reports.
The vehicle then made a U-Turn in the intersection ending up on Cherry Blossom Drive again. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver as a 58-year-old man from Ivyland.
The police officer's observations of the man, along with his inability to successfully complete a series of field dexterity tests, led to his being taken into custody on suspicion of having been driving while under the influence.
Police observed another vehicle being driven in an erratic manner on Sunday, Oct. 14 around 1:30 a.m.
While on patrol, and officer saw a vehicle in front of him—traveling west on Newtown-Richboro Road from Holland Road—being driven in an erratic manner. The officer stooped the vehicle and the operator was identified as a 38-year-old male from Richboro, reports said.
The officer's observations of the man, along with his inability to successfully perform a series of field dexterity tests, led to his being taken into custody on suspicion of having been driving while under the influence.
All three men were taken to Saint Mary Medical Center where blood samples were obtained for analysis before being taken to Northampton Township Police Department headquarters for processing. The 26-year-old man from Jamison was released to a family member, while the other two men were transported home and then released to a family member.
Charges relating to DUI are pending the lab reports.
To read the full police report, including names, select the PDF file underneath the photo on this article page.