Phoenixville, Pottstown Drivers Face Troopers’ DUI Charges

EMBREEVILLE PA – Residents of Phoenixville and Pottstown were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in separate and unrelated incidents reported Friday (May 20, 2022) by Pennsylvania State Police at the Troop J Barracks in Embreeville.

Following a traffic stop

A 24-year-old Phoenixville man was arrested May 14 (Saturday) at 12:47 a.m. after troopers said they conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Paoli Pike and Patrick Avenue in West Goshen Township, Chester County. He was driving a 2018-model GMC Sierra pick-up truck, and upon making contact troopers alleged they “determined the operator was under the influence of alcohol.”

Court records show he was charged with two separate DUI-related offenses, both misdemeanors, as well as summary offenses for driving above the speed limit, and careless driving. Charges were filed in the West Chester courtroom of Magisterial District Justice Martin G. Goch. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for July 6.

“Suspicious vehicle” investigation

A 27-year-old Pottstown man who troopers said was driving a 2017-model Hyundai Accent was arrested May 13 (Friday) at 10:35 p.m. in the 100 block of Meadowview Drive in Elverson Borough, Chester County. They were responding to a call regarding a “suspicious vehicle.”

Troopers apparently found the car, and reported they then “canvassed the surrounding area and located the operator.” He “appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently placed under arrest,” they alleged. Charges were to be filed in the magisterial district court in Honey Brook.

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