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Alleged drunk jailed on his birthday

Muncy police Detective Raymond Kontz was on routine patrol, traveling on Elimsport Road in Brady Township about 7 p.m. on Sept. 10 when he was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision when an oncoming car, traveling at high rate suddenly diverted into his lane, court records stated.

Behind the wheel was Timothy Loxley, of Randolph, Massachusetts, who Kontz pulled over after turning around and seeing the driver passed an Amish buggy on a blind curve, according to an affidavit.

“I could detect an odor of an alcoholic beverage and what I believe was the smell of marijuana,” Kontz said, adding that Loxley denied having any marijuana on him, but he admitted to drinking alcohol beverages, according to the affidavit.

Loxley, who turned 34 on Sept. 10, “showed multiple signs of intoxication” once he got out of the vehicle, the officer said. The driver submitted to preliminary breath test, but after that, he told Kontz he was “was done” and started to walk back to the driver’s door. He refused to be handcuffed and the officer told him he was going to deploy his taser gun unless he followed orders. Loxley was handcuffed only after additional officers arrived on the scene.

Following his arraignment before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on charges of DUI, resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of law, Loxley was initially jailed in the Lycoming County Prison, but has since been released on $10,0000 bail.

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