Preliminary Court Date Set in Berks Police DUI Arrest

DOUGLASS (BERKS) PA – A late September (2021) preliminary arraignment has been scheduled for a 38-year-old Boyertown man who faces driving under the influence and other charges, following his arrest by an officer of the Douglass (Berks) Township Police Department, court records indicate.

In a report released Monday (Sept. 6, Labor Day) on its CrimeWatch website, the department said the man was driving a vehicle Aug. 16 at 2 a.m. in the township; the name of the road where the incident occurred was not disclosed. The man allegedly made multiple traffic violations seen by the officer, who was traveling in a patrol car behind him.

The officer initiated a traffic stop, and made contact with the driver. “From that interaction,” the report stated, the officer “suspected the driver to be under the influence of alcohol.” The driver was then placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI, and taken to a central processing unit for further testing, it added.

Charges filed against the man Aug. 30 in the Boyertown courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Michael G. Hartman include driving under the influence, highest rate; driving under the influence, general impairment; and failure to drive on the right side of the road.