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Police Report to Two DUI-Related Incidents

On Sept. 30, police reported to two DUI-related incidents.

Police responded to two DUI-related incidents on Sunday, Sept. 30, according to a recent blotter. One incident was a car crash and the other was a disabled vehicle blocking traffic.

While on patrol at 3:30 p.m., an officer came upon a two-vehicle traffic crash on 2nd Street Pike at Almshouse Road in Richboro. 

Investigation found that both vehicles had been traveling north on 2nd Street Pike. One of the cars came to a stop in the left turn lane in order to turn onto Almshouse Road, and was waiting for a green traffic light, the report said. The second car, which was traveling in the straight lane, struck the rear passenger side of the stopped vehicle.

Police observations of the driver of the striking vehicle led to his being taken into custody on suspicion of having been driving while under the influence.

The driver, a 37-year-old male from Churchville, was transported to the Saint Mary Medical Center where samples of his blood were obtained for analysis. He was then brought to the Northampton Township Police Department head quarters where he was processed before being released to a friend.

The driver of the struck vehicle was not injured and the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene.

Earlier in the day, just after 3:30 a.m., an officer located a disabled vehicle blocking the eastbound lane of Stoneyford Road east of Buck Road in Holland. The vehicle operator told police that she had struck something with the car, but was not sure what or where.

The 23-year-old female driver from Holland was unable to successfully complete a series of field dexterity tests, according to police reports, and was taken into custody on suspicion of having been driving while under the influence.

She was taken to the Saint Mary Medical Center where samples of her blood were obtained for analysis. She was then brought to the Northampton Township Police Department head quarters for processing before being released at her home.

The NTPD and surrounding departments checked their respective jurisdictions to determine what had been struck by the female's vehicle. Bensalem Township Police Department found a mailbox and fence that had been struck in the 4800 block of Bristol Road, the damage was consistent with that found on the car.

To read the complete police report, click on the PDF in the media portion of this article.

Beacon Hill October 10, 2012 at 05:42 AM
There are a lot of issues in Northampton. Why always headline them wiith DUI?
Jesseka Kadylak October 10, 2012 at 06:04 PM
@Beacon Hill—we run all of the police blotters. Usually DUI-related incidents are the stand out items from those blotters. You can see all of our police and fire articles here: http://northampton.patch.com/police-fire and all of our police blotter stories here: http://northampton.patch.com/columns/police-blotter-aeeac244 You'll see that there is much more than just DUI stories. Thanks for the comment!

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