Blotter: Intoxicated Man Drives Kids Home From School, Passes Out In Kitchen

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

NEWTOWN SQUARE–On Oct. 25 at approximately 2:30 p.m., Newtown police responded to Echo Valley Lane for a reported domestic incident. Upon arrival, police met with the female homeowner who told police her husband was highly intoxicated and lying on the kitchen floor, according to the report.

According to the report, the woman told police she received a call from her children's school earlier that afternoon advising her that her children have not been picked up at school yet by their father. The woman told police her husband eventually picked up the children and arrived home approximately 45 minutes later after the school had initially called, according to the report.

The woman told police she immediately noticed her husband was "acting strange" when he arrived home, according to the report. She told police he walked in staggering, spoke to her with a slurred speech, and laid down on the kitchen floor, according to the report. When she asked her husband if he had been drinking, he responded, "No." According to the report, the woman then went to his vehicle and noticed a half-empty bottle of Vodka on the driver's side floor.

When the woman walked back into the home, the husband was still lying down on the kitchen floor and called police. Upon arriving to the home, police observed the husband struggling to stand up and braced himself on the kitchen counter, according to the report.

When police spoke to the husband outside, they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man and glassy, bloodshot eyes. When police asked the man if he had been drinking, the man responded he had drank Vodka during lunch that day, according to the report. The man told police his drinking was due to personal issues, according to the report.

A portable breathalyzer test was administered in which a 0.169 percent BAC level was recorded. The man was arrested on charges of DUI and two counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Bail was posted at $10,000 with a 10 percent cash option by Magisterial District Judge Leon Hunter. The man was able to post bail the following day. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Nov. 29. 


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