Pottstown Woman Charged Friday With DUI

SANATOGA PA – A 36-year-old Pottstown woman was charged by Lower Pottsgrove police with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses after being stopped in a vehicle she was driving on North Pleasant View Road, according to a department press release issued Sunday (April 17, 2016).

Arrested was Mary Appenzeller of the 400 block of Cherry Street, Pottstown, according Ofc. Scott Burnick.

Burnick reported he began following a black Nissan X-Terra sport utility vehicle Friday (April 15, 2016) at about 11:30 p.m. as it traveled north on North Pleasant View from East High Street. Burnick alleged he saw the Nissan “swerve completely into the southbound lane of travel, and then continuously swerve back and forth in the northbound lane.”

Soon after, the Nissan “swerved off the shoulder of the roadway as it turned westbound on Buchert Road,” Burnick claimed. At that point, he said he “made contact with the driver,” who later was determined to be Appenzeller.

During his investigation, Burnick said he “detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle.” Appenzeller was asked to consent to a field sobriety test, the officer said; she did, and failed the tests, he added. She subsequently was transported to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s testing facility at the Pottstown Police Department, but refused to take a chemical breath test there, Burnick reported.

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