SANATOGA PA – A 30-year-old driver, and two 18-year-old individuals, face alcohol-related charges stemming from two separate and unrelated incidents investigated Saturday (June 21, 2014) by Lower Pottsgrove police officers, the department reported.
In the first incident, which occurred in the area of Hilltop and Buchert roads, Ofcs. Kevin Black and Matthew Musselman arrested David Michael Butler, 30, of East Coventry, and charged him with driving under the influence. They allege Butler was “driving erratically” in an orange-colored Chevy Cobalt and, when stopped at 2:04 a.m., was found “to have an odor of an alcoholic beverage.”
Butler failed several field sobriety tests, the officers said. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department also administered a certified breath test to Butler at the police station in Pottstown, and determined his blood alcohol content level to be .180, they reported.
In the second incident, at 8:43 p.m., Black and Musselman arrested Valerie Livergood of Collegeville, and James Motzer of Hatboro, both reported as age 18, in the parking lot of the township garage on Brown Street. Each was cited for public intoxication and underage consumption.
The officers were dispatched to the location as the result of a call regarding a suspicious vehicle. They arrived to find the pair allegedly accompanied by the odor of an alcoholic beverage, and also alleged the subjects admitted they had been drinking. Both were given a portable breath test that showed them to be intoxicated over the legal limit for an adult.
They were released to their parents.