About two hours after Montoursville Patrolman Kurt Hockman arrested Scott D. Lester for drunk driving, the officer stopped the Muncy Township motorist a second time and charged him yet again with driving under the influence of intoxicants.
Driving a pickup truck, Lester, 45, of 717 Pond Road, first was stopped when he was traveling in excess of the speed limit on Interstate 180 in the borough just before 2 a.m., June 23.
"I could smell an odor of (an alcoholic) beverage, and Lester's eyes were red and glassy," Hockman wrote in an affidavit.
Lester admitted to the officer that he had "eight alcoholic drinks in the last two hours," the affidavit stated. The driver was taken to the county's DUI center and released to another officer.
Lester said he was "homeless and living in his truck," but he gave a Pond Road address and was given a ride home from the center in a taxi.
While on routine patrol on the interstate about 4 a.m., Hockman again spotted Lester speeding in the same truck. At one point, Lester was clocked traveling 119 mph in a 65-mph speed zone before he pulled over. He was taken to the DUI center a second time.
From the first stop, Lester's blood-alcohol content level was .15. His level from the second stop was .11, Hockman said. He has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.