Driver Seemingly Going Nowhere in South Coventry

SOUTH COVENTRY PA – State police from the Troop J Barracks in Embreeville, who in a report issued Monday (Nov. 21, 2022) said they had been called to investigate “a disabled vehicle” in South Coventry Township, instead found one that seemed capable of movement. It was just stopped.

Going nowhere, they indicated. On the roadway, not its shoulder. And occupied by a driver.

Troopers arrested its 37-year-old operator, a Phoenixville man, Nov. 12 (Saturday) at 10:36 p.m. after they made contact with him inside a 2021-model Subaru Forester. They found it following a search of the area, in a “stationary” position at the intersection of Pottstown Pike and Wedgewood Drive. Troopers said they determined the man was “under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance.”

Records show he has been charged with two misdemeanors – general impairment, and possession of a controlled substance – and also was cited for careless driving and creating a hazard. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing during early January 2023 in a local magisterial district court.

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