Three people charged with DUI
After an Old Lycoming Township police officer pulled over Walter Larue Frey Jr. for suspected drunk driving on Lycoming Creek Road about 5:50 p.m. on July 14, the 59-year-old motorist performed unsatisfactory during a series of field sobriety tests and showed signed of impairment, according to court records at Solomon’s office.
The incident began when police got a report of an intoxicated driver pulling out of the Weis Market parking lot at 1916 Lycoming Creek Road and heading north in what was believed to be a white Subaru-model vehicle. An officer caught up with the suspected Subaru and conducted a vehicle stop in Hepburn Township. The officer spotted Weis shopping bags in the car.
Frey, of 4828 Route 14, Trout Run, had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .18 at the time and has been charged with DUI. He has been sent a summons to appear before Solomon.
Another township police case coming before the judge involves motorcyclist Calvin Peiffer, 25, of 1834 Vesta Ave., who was pulled over on Lycoming Creek Road near Grant Street after he was seen weaving his cycle for at least a quarter mile about 12:10 a.m. on July 11, according to an affidavit.
Peiffer, who admitted to the officer that he had “one or two pitchers of beer,” agreed to do a series of field sobriety tests, police said. After the officer explained the exercises and demonstrated for him how he was to perform them, he was heard saying under his breath, “There is no way I’m passing this,” the affidavit stated.
Charged with DUI, Peiffer had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .12, police said. He has been sent a summons to appear before Solomon.
Another case that the judge will handle involves Justin Morton, 41, of 5508 Route 44 North, Jersey Shore, who had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .14 when he was found asleep in his 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer with the vehicle’s engine running at Euclid Avenue and Cochran Avenue in DuBoistown about 5 p.m. April 9, court records stated. Charged with DUI, he has been sent a summons to see Solomon.