SANATOGA PA – A 23-year-old Phoenixville man who allegedly offered a public display of his truck’s get-up-and-go was stopped and charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses, Lower Pottsgrove police reported Thursday (Sept. 24, 2015) in a department press release.
Taken into custody was Simeon Mark Deger of the 1000 block of Township Line Road, Phoenixville, according to Ofc. Scott Burnick.
Burnick said he was on patrol Sept. 5 (Saturday) at 1:03 a.m., observing traffic along the 2200 block of East High Street, when he “heard tires screeching and an engine from a vehicle revving at a high rate” nearby on East High. The officer said he then witnessed a white Chevy Silverado burst past him, “traveling westbound on East High Street at a high rate of speed.”
Burnick reported he “got behind the Chevy” and saw it “swerving and fail to use a turn signal.” He pulled it over to a stop on the 1400 block of Industrial Highway and made contact with the driver, later determined to be Deger.
“A strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” was detected on the driver’s breath, the officer claimed, and Deger was asked to take a field sobriety test. He did, and failed, Burnick added.
After being arrested, Deger was transported to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s DUI Center in Pottstown. A chemical breath test conducted there indicated the driver “had over twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system,” according to the release.
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