Police Respond to 2 DUI-Related Accidents Over Weekend

Northampton Township Police responded to two separate DUI-related car crashes on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7.

Police responded to two DUI-related car crashes over the weekend, according to a police blotter released on Monday, Oct. 8.

Officers received a report that a vehicle had crashed into a utility pole in the 300 block of Middle Holland Road at shortly after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 6. On arrival the vehicle operator, a 21-year-old male from Holland, reported being injured, according to police reports.

A witness reported that the man's vehicle "simply drove off the road and struck the pole," police said. When the ambulance arrived on the scene, the man refused to go to the hospital. 

He was then asked to submit to a series of field dexterity tests, but was unable to even start them. He was then taken into custody and transported to the Saint Mary Medical Center where samples of his blood were obtained for analysis. 

Police brought the 21-year-old to Northampton Township Police Department headquarters and he was processed before being taken home, where he was released into the custody of a family member.

The following morning, just before 6 a.m., officers responded to a one-vehicle crash in the 1900 block of 2nd Street Pike by Twining Road.

Upon arrival, police found the vehicle off of the road in a ditch with its operator still attempting to pull out of the ditch, according to police.

The driver was a 47-year-old male from Levittown. The man wasn't injured during the crash, but his appearance and actions indicated that he had been drinking, the report said.

Police did not conduct field dexterity tests as the man was unsteady on his feet and needed the support of officers in order to stand, police said. He was then transported to the Saint Mary Medical Center where he refused to submit to the drawing of blood samples for testing.  

The refusal will, per state law, result in the suspension of his operating privileges for a period of at least one year. Charges relating to DUI will be filed.  

To read the entire police report, view the blotter as a PDF in the media section of this article.


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