Blotter: Woman Driving Excessively Slow Gets DUI

The following information has been provided by the Newtown Township Police Department. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.

Broken Traffic Laws Result in Vehicle Stop, DUI Arrest

On July 19 at approximately 3:58 a.m., police began to follow a silver Toyota Avalon at the 4200 block of West Chester Pike after noticing its right turn signal was activated with no upcoming right turn signals available, according to the report. The vehicle was pulled over after traveling at a speed of approximately 35 mph in a posted 55 mph zone, according to the report. As a police officer approached the stopped vehicle, it began to move in reverse and came close to striking the front of the police patrol car before stopping, according to the report. The driver submitted to a portable breath test and more than tripled the legal limit of .08 blood alcohol content (BAC) with a BAC of .288, according to the report. After failing an additional field sobriety test, the driver was arrested for DUI and taken into police custody.  

Man Gets Citation for Criminal Trespass

On July 15 at approximately 8:20 a.m., a man was cited for criminal trespass at the Springton Reservoir on 3900 Gradyville Road, according to the report. He was seen passing two signs prohibiting fishing or being on the lake premises. 

Leaving Delco July 21, 2012 at 04:15 PM
As a Delco resident for 55 years, the fact that The Giest Reservoir more commonly know as Springton R is off limits to boating and fishing is infuriating. Ok its a drinking water supply. Well, so are 99% of all bodies of water. It should be open for much needed recreational space. It was open above Gradyville bridge before 9/11 when the park area was closed forever by Nicholas DeBenedictis the original owner of the reservoir using Homeland security fear mongers expanded regs. Why is it not a public recreation area?? oh yea... in the 50's and 60's a few drownings occured and Nick used the liability issue to close it. Any death is tragic but then why are all the other resevoirs they own like Greenlane and Octoraro open to bank fishing and electric powered boats. WHY??? because it is in Delaware County a Republican stronghold and was and still is home to the fat cats like Mike Schmit who succesfully defeated a move to open the reservoir as a public recreational area using arguments that the wealthy land owners with home around the lake were afraid of people close to their backyards. I know police officers and elected officials who admitted swimming and fishing there in their youth. Most people do not know that when Nick and his buddies applied to build the Dam on 252 and form the reservoir, the Dept of the Enviornment required a plan to stock the waters with a balanced population of fish, plants and forage to create a balanced ecosystem. CONTINUED ON NEX POST.
Leaving Delco July 21, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Well after making an agreement with the dept of fish and game to stock it as long as it would be open to the public for fishing and boating the plan was approved. BUT!!! after it was built the fish and game commission stocked it using fishing license fees only to have Nick and the good old boys in Delco renig and pass a reg restricting public use to the area above Gradyville road, the tiny shallow muddy worst area of the lake. Now no one enjoys it except the fat cats with enough bucks to own a view. There is a healthy population of Tiger Musky, Largemouth Bass and crappies that will never be open to public fishing. A Pa State record Largemouth bass was caught in the illegal area near the dam in the 80's and moved and recorded as being caught in the then legal area. The youth of today need more outdoor activities, canoes, rowboats, kayaks, windsurfing and electric powered boats would provide that, needles to say the economic benefits to the community. Remember Gordon's Sporting shop on WC pike? It was put out of business after 9/11. The Boomers of Delco must go out of the county for freshwater boating. Shame on you Nick, shame on you Delco officials and CUDO'S to the poor guy that got caught. If more people fished there in peaceful public disobediance the police would be able to be busy catching these criminals instead of profiling people of color and race on our highways.


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