After Arrest, Pottstown Driver Faces Jan. 17 Hearing

After Arrest, Pottstown Driver Faces Jan. 17 HearingPOTTSTOWN PA – An Augusta Drive resident faces a Jan. 17 (2013) preliminary hearing on an outstanding warrant, in the Lower Pottsgrove courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Edward Kropp Sr., following a sobriety traffic stop earlier this month, township Ofc. David Slothower reported.

Anthony Phillip Catanzaro Jr., 37, met Dec. 14 with Kropp regarding the warrant, specifics of which were not disclosed. Catanzaro’s unsecured bail was set at $10,000, Slothower said Saturday (Dec. 22).

Slothower was involved in traffic enforcement Dec. 7 at the intersection of Heritage and Creekside drives in Sanatoga when he noticed a gray Chrysler 300 that allegedly failed to stop at a posted stop sign. The officer said he pulled his police cruiser, its emergency lights flashing, behind the Chrysler and signaled it to stop.

But the Chrysler, whose driver was later identified as Catanzaro, kept moving, Slothower alleged. The officer said it failed to stop for two additional stop signs, and ultimately ended up at Catanzaro’s residence. There Catanzaro was administered field sobriety tests, which Slothower reported he failed.

He was taken into custody and charged with fleeing or attempting to elude an officer, driving under the influence of alcohol, and related offenses.

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