Troopers Allege Assault in Upper Salford, DUI in Pottstown

SKIPPACK PA – Reports on separate and unrelated incidents, regarding an alleged assault in Upper Salford and a driving under the influence charge in Pottstown, were distributed Sunday (Dec. 26, 2021) by Pennsylvania State Police operating from the Troop K Barracks in Skippack.

Alleged assault

Troopers said they arrested a 42-year-old Perkiomenville man in their response to an active domestic dispute that occurred Dec. 14 (Tuesday) at 5:11 a.m. at the intersection of Bergey Road and Old Sumneytown Pike in Upper Salford Township.

Their investigation allegedly determined the man “physically struck” a 36-year-old Harleysville woman, “causing an injury.” There was no indication if the victim required or sought medical assistance.

Court records indicate the man initially was charged with simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct. He faced preliminary arraignment on the same day, and was scheduled for a Dec. 20 (Monday) preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Justice Maureen Coggins. He was released on bail after posting an unsecured bond of $20,000.

DUI charged

A 48-year-old Pottstown man was arrested Dec. 9 (Thursday) at 11:33 p.m. following a traffic stop conducted by troopers at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and North Franklin streets in the borough. During their investigation they alleged the man, who was driving a 2012-model Toyota Camry, was operating “under the influence of alcohol.” He was subsequently arrested.

Charges were filed in the Pottstown courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Edward C. Kropp Sr., they added.

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