Man allegedly too drunk to drive or stand

Minutes after Eric Michael Grimes pulled into the parking lot of the Manorcare skilled nursing facility on Leader Drive just off Four Mile Drive in Loyalsock Township the 45-year-old Trout Run area resident collapsed, according to state police.

It turned out that Grimes, who was stopping at the nursing home to visit a relative about 12:45 p.m. on June 29, had a blood-alcohol level of .408, according to Trooper Justin Rosboschil.

Troopers responded to the nursing home to investigate a report of an intoxicated motorist who was falling in the parking lot.

When troopers arrived, a nursing home employee had already helped Grimes up off the pavement and into a chair, Rosboschil said.

Grimes, of 2139 Steam Valley Road, was “highly intoxicated and had trouble speaking clearly,” he said in an affidavit.

In Grimes car, the trooper discovered “an open bottle of rum and a large travel mug containing an alcoholic beverage,” he added.

Because of the degree of intoxication, Grimes was taken to the Williamsport Regional Medical Center for treatment and later discharged.

He was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants and public drunkenness.

He has been a issued summons to appear before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman for a preliminary hearing.