A Fairfield Township man faces charges after approaching a group of state troopers at a fatal crash scene near his home while he was intoxicated and carrying paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana, according to Cpl. Michael A. Simpler.
On the night of June 1, troopers closed off a portion of Lycoming Mall Road after a motorcyclist was killed in front of Spitler's RV.
During the investigation, Nathanial Richard Salvatori, 26, of 4825 Lycoming Mall Drive approached the scene, telling a trooper he "wanted to see who died," Simpler wrote in an affidavit.
"I detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Salvatori's breath. I told him the scene was secure and he was not supposed to be where he was," Simpler said.
However, Salvatori paid no attention to the trooper and again attempted to see the body of dead cyclist, Simpler said.
Salvatori then was arrested for public drunkenness. When the trooper searched him, he was found to be carrying "a glass pipe with marijuana residue in it," Simpler said in the affidavit.
Salvatori was arraigned before District Judge Kenneth T. Schriner Jr. on July 18 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and public drunkenness. He was released on $2,500 bail.