North Coventry Police Allege DUI In Arrest

NORTH COVENTRY PA – A Schwenksville woman is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Monday (Dec. 16, 2019) on charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia after her vehicle was stopped earlier this week by a North Coventry Police Department officer, according to its CrimeWatch website and court records.

Suzanne Marie Harris, age 37, was arrested Dec. 9 (Monday) following a traffic stop made at a location near the intersection of Routes 724 and 100, the web report showed. The North Coventry officer involved pulled over a black sedan, later determined to be driven by Harris, allegedly “for disregarding a red light and failing to maintain the traffic lane,” the report stated.

Harris was taken into custody after the officer determined she “was operating her vehicle under the influence” of a substance. During the course of an investigation, police alleged they “found a sandwich bag of marijuana inside a purse, which was located inside the vehicle.”

Harris was transported to North Coventry’s police station where, upon arrival, police claimed she was “non-compliant with commands to walk into the station,” and so was “physically escorted” there, they said. She declined a blood test. Upon leaving, police again alleged she “had to be physically escorted to the patrol vehicle” and later “and put her foot against to patrol vehicle to prevent from getting inside.”

Eventually, North Coventry reported, Harris was “brought over to Pottstown Police Department for housing.” She initially refused to enter a cell there, and once in a cell officers allegedly “had to physically restrain Harris to remove the handcuffs,” according to the web report.

The hearing is set for the courtroom of Magisterial District Judge John A. Hipple. Harris also would receive citations for vehicular-related offenses, court records show.

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