Update: Phoenixville Man Arrested on Township Warrant

PHOENIXVILLE PA – A 35-year-old Chester County man who was stopped Tuesday (Jan. 25, 2021) by Phoenixville borough police for a traffic violation was arrested on a warrant issued to the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department for drug-related offenses that allegedly occurred last May (2020), according to a web report.

James E. Reed of Phoenixville is charged in Lower Pottsgrove with two separate counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, careless driving, and damage to real property. They stem from a single vehicle automotive accident that occurred on Donna Lane in the township.

Reed also faces charges on a warrant out of East Vincent Township, Lower Pottsgrove’s CrimeWatch website reported. It stated he would be held to respond first to the East Vincent warrant, and then to that of Lower Pottsgrove.

There were no details on offenses, if any, that may have resulted from the Phoenixville stop.

Read an earlier story (below), published Dec. 9 (2020) by The Post, about the warrant.

Warrant Issued for Phoenixville Man Charged with DUI

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – An arrest warrant for a 35-year-old Phoenixville man was obtained Thursday (Dec. 3, 2020) by the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department, on alleged driving under the influence and related charges arising from a traffic accident that occurred during the spring on the township’s east side, according to a report on its CrimeWatch website.

Being sought is James E. Reed, who court records indicate faces two separate misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, as well as careless driving, and damage to real property offenses. He was scheduled for a Dec. 2 preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Justice Edward Kropp Sr. Kropp also issued the warrant, the department said.

Police say they were called May 21 at about 4:20 p.m. to Donna Lane, where witnesses claimed they saw a vehicle strike a mailbox and then drive onto an adjacent lawn. An officer talked to the vehicle’s driver, later identified as Reed, who allegedly admitted “that he had been drinking and smoking ‘wet’.” He later also allegedly said “that he had taken PCP,” the web report stated.

As Reed exited the vehicle, police alleged he “was very unsteady on his feet.” He reportedly failed several field sobriety tests and was transported to the hospital, where he consented to a blood test. “Upon analysis, the blood test confirmed Reed was driving under the influence,” the web report added.

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