Troopers Charge 3 with DUI; Two Involved in Accidents

SKIPPACK PA – Drivers in Skippack, Upper Hanover, and Perkiomen townships all have been charged with operating under the influence in separate and unrelated incidents, according to reports released Friday (Dec. 17, 2021) by Pennsylvania State Police from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

Troopers said two of the individuals were involved in motor vehicle accidents. Allegedly erratic behavior attracted their attention to the third.

In Skippack

A 52-year-old Collegeville man driving a 2002-model GM Sonoma was arrested Nov. 27 (Saturday) at 3:27 a.m. near the intersection of Graterford and Perkiomen Creek roads after his involvement in a single-vehicle crash. Troopers investigating at the scene “determined the operator was under the influence of alcohol,” their report stated.

Charges against the driver were filed in the Harleysville courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Albert J. Augustine.

In Upper Hanover

A Harleysville man, age 28, became involved in a crash while driving a red 2009-model Ford Focus on Nov. 21 (Sunday) at 3:52 a.m. on Geryville Pike. Troopers reported the operator “showed signs of impairment” and was taken into custody. He later was transported to a unit of St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.

Troopers said they suspected a combination of alcohol and drugs were involved in the incident. They indicated their investigation is continuing.

In Perkiomen

A 42-year-old Collegeville man who troopers claimed was an erratic driver “pulled off the roadway into a business parking lot” and was arrested Nov. 25 at 12:32 a.m. near the intersection of Harrison Road and Gravel Pike, troopers said.

Further investigation led them to suspect he had been operating a 2012-model Toyota 4-Runner under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Their investigation is continuing, troopers said.

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