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Police Stop Vehicle, Arrest Driver On North Keim

Police Stop Vehicle, Arrest Driver On North KeimSANATOGA PA – Traffic violations allegedly made by a Pottstown man who was driving Saturday (Feb. 1, 2014) at about 1:50 a.m. near the intersection of North Keim Street and Kenny Road prompted Lower Pottsgrove police to stop his vehicle, and he was subsequently arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a police report.

Sgt. Robert Greenwood said he witnessed Tyler Richard Russ, 23, of an unspecified borough address, “commit several traffic violations.” Greenwood stopped Russ, the driver and only occupant of the black Volkswagen Jetta, and alleged he smelled “an odor of alcohol on his breath,” and determined the driver’s “eyes were bloodshot and his speech was slurred.” Additionally, the sergeant alleged, Russ admitted to drinking at a bar in Phoenixville before driving.

Russ was given, and failed, field sobriety tests that Greenwood said “showed he was not safe to be driving.” After his arrest, Russ was transported to a Montgomery County Sheriff’s DUI center, where two tests indicated he had a blood alcohol content of .153 and .149 percent, respectively, according to the report.

Greenwood said Russ was processed and released pending a summons at a later date to appear in the Sanatoga courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Edward Kropp Sr.

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