Pottstown Man Charged Monday With DUI

SANATOGA PA – Laboratory results returned Monday (May 25, 2015) to Lower Pottsgrove police prompted them to file charges of driving under the influence against a Pottstown man, who was arrested after an alleged speeding incident that occurred last month on U.S. Route 422 East.

20140515-Latest-PoliceCarFlashingLightsCharged was Dusty Robert Rhoades, 34, according to a press release from township police Ofc. Matthew Musselman. The officer reported that results of a blood test taken following an April 29 incident indicate Rhoades’ blood alcohol content was .151 percent, and that elements of “marijuana and oxycodone were also found in his blood.”

Musselman said he was on patrol at 2:10 that April morning when his cruiser was “passed by a green Saturn in the construction zone on 422 East.” Musselman began using his vehicle to pace the Saturn, and with a mounted speed-timing device he allegedly clocked it “at 71 mph (miles per hour) in and out of the construction zone.” The speed limit in construction areas on 422 across the township is 40 mph. He pulled the Saturn over.

The officer alleged he detected the driver, later determined to be Rhoades, smelled of alcohol. Musselman also alleged “Rhoades admitted to drinking” before driving. “After failing all field sobriety tests, Rhoades was placed under arrest,” he added.

DUI charges were filed after reports of the blood tests were received, according to the release.