Two charged with DUI
After crashing his 2010 Ford Focus on Route 118 in Jordan Township about 6 p.m. on Aug. 18, Alan Colley initially admitted to a state trooper questioning him in the back of a Lairdsville ambulance at the scene that he had “a couple beers,” including one about 30 minutes before the wreck happened, according to an affidavit.
Colley 45, of 310 Brookfield Drive, Hughesville, then told the trooper that he had been at a friend’s home drinking beer all day, police said. The trooper detected “a strong odor of alcohol” first from inside Colley’s car and then from Colley himself inside the ambulance, the affidavit stated. Colley, who had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .10, has been charged with DUI and careless driving, and has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jon E. Kemp.
In another case, when Tiadaghton Valley Regional police approached Andrew Frantz, who was driving a 2004 Subaru Legacy, the 29-year-old man’s speech was thick, and his eyes were bloodshot and glossy, according to an affidavit. Police stopped Frantz for traveling 75 mph in a 45 mph speed zone on Route 220 in Piatt Township about 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 22, court records stated. Frantz, of 1922 Blaine St., who had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .21, admitted to “having one or two drinks,” police said. Charged with DUI, careless driving and speeding, Frantz is free on $1,500 bail after waiving his preliminary before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley.