The following information was supplied by Newtown Township Police. Any arrests or charges mentioned do not indicate guilt or conviction.
DUI—3500 block of West Chester Pike at about 11:15 p.m. on Feb. 20. Police observed a white, Dodge Caliber traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed, 67 mph in a 40 mph zone and it slammed on the brakes in order to avoid a collision with slower moving vehicle that was in front of it, according to police.
The 21-year-old driver was stopped and police detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and a strong odor of alcohol coming from the woman's breath and she allegedly displayed glassy, blood-shot eyes, according to police. Police had the woman exit her vehicle and asked about the marijuana smell, the woman told police she had smoked it two hours ago and the rest was in her bag, according to police. The woman showed the officer a small pouch in her larger pink carrying bag, and inside was a small plastic bag of what was believed to be marijuana and glass smoking device, according to police.
Police conducted field coordination exercises and arrested and charged the woman in connection with DUI, possession of small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, careless driving, and driving at maximum speeds. She was transported to Springfield Hospital.
Public Drunkenness—3500 block of West Chester Pike at about 12:35 a.m. on Feb. 17. Police stopped a 38-year-old Newtown Square man who was seen hitchhiking and he told police he had missed the bus and needed a ride home, according to police.
Police detected a strong odor of alcohol on the man's breath and he was swaying from side to side while he stood on the roadway, according to police. Police attempted to explain to the man why they could not drive the man home when he interrupted saying that cops drive him home all the time, according to police. When the man was told a second time, he yelled “Yeah, then why did you stop!” Police then placed the man under arrest and he immediately became apologetic, saying when he is drunk he says "stupid, smart-ass things," according to police. The man allegedly told police he had had, "Stellas and four shots" since 11 p.m., according to police. The man was then placed in the patrol vehicle and transported to his home, according to police, and when he was released he continued to apologize for his actions. He was advised he would be receiving a citation in the mail for public drunkenness.