Brookville, PA – This past week, the Brookville Borough Police Department reported on several DUI incidents to which they responded over the last month.
Police were contacted about a possible drunk driver in the area of the Brookville Sheetz. They were able to locate the vehicle and perform a traffic stop. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol, his blood was taken and sent to the Greensburg crime lab. It was later returned with 0.288% alcohol in whole blood, which is more than three times the legal limit. Charges were filed with the Magistrate’s office for DUI and other traffic violations.
Brookville Police responded to a single vehicle accident into a tree behind 187 East Main St. The driver, a 60-year-old Brookville woman, had been trying to get her vehicle removed from the tree and asking for help so she wouldn’t get a DUI. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the driver and ensured that she wasn’t injured nor any other hazards present in the area due to the accident.
The officer then noted smelling a strong odor of alcohol from the driver. She was transported to the Brookville Hospital for a blood draw to be conducted. The result was a blood alcohol level of 0.19% or over twice the legal limit.
She was charged with DUI and other summary traffic violations. The vehicle was towed by McPherson Towing.
A 29-year-old Brookville man was reportedly intoxicated at the Brookville Sheetz; smelling of alcohol and swaying back-and-forth while standing.
Police arrived and observed the male exit the store, get into his vehicle, and turn the vehicle on as well as its lights. They then approached the driver to speak with him and detected a strong odor of alcohol as well from the man. An open container of alcohol was also observed in the vehicle’s cupholder.
After conducting field sobriety tests, the police determined the man to be unable to safely drive his vehicle and was taken to the Brookville Hospital for a blood test, which he refused.
The man was then charged with DUI and other summary traffic violations.