Police: Drunk driver visits family at nursing home

A Cascade Township man who already has been arrested twice for driving under the influence of intoxicants allegedly drove drunk Thanksgiving Day to the Manor Care Nursing Home on Leader Drive, state police said.

Not only was Nathaniel Richard Salvatori charged for the third time with drunk driving, but the 30-year-old man also faces a drug charge after he was found to be in possession of a bag of marijuana, Trooper Paul McGee said in court papers.

Salvatori, of 11613 Rose Valley Road, arrived at the Loyalsock Township nursing home intoxicated about 9:30 a.m. Nov. 22, McGee said. He got out of his pickup truck and went inside to visit “a family member,” leaving the vehicle’s engine running, McGee said.

McGee was called to the nursing home at 300 Leader Drive to investigate a report of a man causing a disturbance.

“I detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath. He had red eyes and stuttered speech,” McGee said of Salvatori.

A blood test revealed that Salvatori’s blood-alcohol content level was 0.16. He also was charged with driving with a suspended license.

Salvatori has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Gary W. Whiteman.