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Nine charged with DUI in county

When suspected drunk driver Matthew Connelley was told he was under arrest for DUI in the 200 block of Seminary Street in Jersey Shore about 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 24, the 32-year-old motorist pulled away from a Tiadaghton Valley Regional police officer and “took off running,” but he was quickly nabbed, court records stated.

The officer stopped Connelley, of Mill Hall, because of a burned out taillight on his 2010 Ford Escape, police said. “There was a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage” from inside the car, and Connelley’s eyes were glassy and watery, and his speech was slurred, the officer wrote in an affidavit. Charged with DUI and resisting arrest, Connelley, who refused to provide a blood sample, has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

In another case, Susan M. Seagraves, 43, of 1644 Randall Circle, was charged with DUI for having blood-alcohol concentration level of .10 when a state trooper stopped her 2003 Subaru Forester in the 1900 block of East Third Street because of an inoperable fog light about 11:20 p.m. on March 17, according to an affidavit. Seagraves, who police said admitted to drinking, is free on $5,000 bail.

In another case, it was a burned out license plate light on Isabella Montoya’s 2015 Subaru Impreza that prompted the county’s DUI Task for to stop her near the 400 block of West Bald Eagle Alley in South Williamsport about 12:45 a.m. on June 26, according to an affidavit. An officer detected an odor of alcoholic beverage on her body, and she performed “unsatisfactory” during a series of field sobriety tests, police said. Charged with DUI and two summary violations, Montoya, 22, of 136 E. Canal St., apartment 201, had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .13 and is free on $5,000 bail, police said.

In another case, motorist Steve Boyles, 68, of 408 Washington Blvd., refused to submit a blood test after state police stopped his 2004 Jeep station wagon on Washington Boulevard in Loyalsock Township about 12:10 a.m. on Feb. 6, but he did admit to having two drinks and smoking marijuana “earlier in the day,” according to an affidavit. Police said there was “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from not only the vehicle, but also Boyles’ breath. Charged with DUI, he is free on $5,000 bail.

In another case, when a state trooper arrived at a crash scene on Slacks Run Road in Cascade Township about 6:45 p.m. last Jan. 18, injured motorist Steven Marquardt was already being treated in the back of an ambulance. When the trooper stepped into the ambulance, he clearly detected “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage,” according to an affidavit.

After Marquardt, 64, of 11714 Wallis Run Road, Trout Run, was cleared medically, he lost his footing as he exited the ambulance, police said. He admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages, police said, adding that he was unable to follow instructions for field sobriety tests. Charged with DUI, Marquardt, who refused to provide a blood sample, is free on $5,000 bail.

In another case, Michael Horne, 71, of Dillsburg, also refused to provide a blood sample after state police detected an odor of alcohol coming from his 2010 Cadillac Escalade when they pulled him over on Route 15 in Armstrong Township about 3 a.m. on Dec. 4, according to an affidavit. Horne, who was stopped for crossing the fog line as well as both southbound travel lanes, admitted to drinking a “few” alcoholic beverages, police said, adding that he was unable to complete field sobriety tests due to his intoxication. Charged with DUI and careless driving, he has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

In another case, Jimmie April Blevins, 32, of 813 Wildwood Blvd., was charged with DUI of controlled substances minutes after leaving the Lycoming County central processing center on Green Avenue in Old Lycoming Township about 1:50 p.m. on Aug. 26, township police said. The center, staffed by civilians, is where defendants are photographed and fingerprinted.

Blevins appeared under the influence of drugs when she arrived at the center, police said, adding that they were alerted right after she pulled away from the building in an orange 2005 Pontiac Sunfire, which an officer spotted and pulled over at Beeber Street and Terrance Place in the city, according to an affidavit. She performed a series of field sobriety tests “unsatisfactory” and admitted to using various drugs, police said, adding that a blood test confirmed there was fentanyl and other narcotics in her system at the time. She has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.

In another case, Victoria R. Hall, 33, of 11 E. Plaza Drive, Hughesville, had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .25 as she was driving a 2006 Honda Odyssey van on Broad Street in Montoursville about 1:15 p.m. on Aug. 3, Montoursville police said. State police actually stopped her after a dispatcher told them to be on the lookout for a reckless driver who struck some signs while exiting Interstate 180, according to an affidavit. Charged with DUI, Hall had slurred speech and there was an odor of alcohol coming from her breath, police said. This was her second DUI arrest, police said. She is free on $10,000 bail.

In another case, when state troopers arrived at a single-vehicle crash in which Nathan Fry’s 2003 Nissan Murano landed in Miller’s Run at Northway Road in Loyalsock Township on the night of Aug. 23, 2020, the 29-year-old Pennsdale motorist was already out of the car and laying on top of an embankment, according to an affidavit.

Fry, whose eyes were bloodshot and glassy, denied being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but a blood test revealed that methadone and fentanyl were in his system, police said. Charged with DUI of controlled substances, he is free on $5,000 bail.

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