Multiple people charged in Lycoming County
Three charged with DUI
One moment Bayli Kurtz was speeding and the next moment the 25-year-old Armstrong Township woman was rolling in her 2012 Ford Focus after the car hit an embankment along Middle Road in Limestone Township about 8:45 p.m. on March 11, according to state police. The vehicle landed upright.
Kurtz, of 45 French Settlement Road, told a state trooper at the scene that she was “not exactly sure what happened,” but she did admit to speeding, court records stated.
The trooper reported Kurtz had “a moderate odor of alcohol” coming from her body. She did admit to having an alcoholic beverage within the last hour, police said.
Charged with DUI and careless driving, Kurtz, who had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .19, has been sent a summons to appear before District Judge Jerry Lepley.
In another case, upon checking on the welfare of a woman who was “acting strange” as she sat behind the wheel of her 1998 Ford Explorer at 1915 E. Third St about noon on Feb. 2, a state trooper approached the SUV and started questioning the driver.
The vehicle’s engine was running and the gear was in drive.
The driver, Lisa Bomhardt, 54, of 1604 Randall Circle, told the trooper there were “people riding on top” of her car, according to an affidavit.
“She began making bizarre statements,” the trooper said. The woman told police that she had just pulled into the parking lot minutes before they arrived on the scene.
Bomhardt said she “had not slept at least for three days,” the trooper wrote in the court document.
While undergoing a series of field sobriety tests, Bomhardt “showed a high probability that she was under the influence of a controlled substance. She admitted to using methamphetamines in the last eight or nine hours,” the trooper said, adding that a blood test confirmed three different drugs in the woman system.
Charged with DUI of controlled substances and reckless driving, Bomhardt has been released on $5,000 bail set by District Judge Gary Whiteman.
In another case before the judge, motorist Christopher Reese, 36, of Albrightsville, Carbon County, “felt himself getting tired and possibly nodding off” when he ran a red traffic light at Hastings Street and East Southern Avenue in South Williamsport and collided with another vehicle about 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 25, borough police said in court records.
Two children were in the second car, but police said there was no injuries.
Reese told police that he was under the influence of heroin, but a blood test revealed methamphetamines and amphetamines were actually in his system at the time.
However, police did recovered three bags of heroin from the car’s trunk after Reese told them the drugs were there, court records stated. Charged with DUI of controlled substances, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, he is free on $5,000 bail.
South Williamsport man charged
Lester Greevy III, 52, of 520 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport, has been charged with two counts of indecent assault for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a female acquaintance in the borough on the morning of March 13, borough police said in court papers.
He is free on $10,000 bail after Whiteman ruled there was sufficient evidence to hold him on the two misdemeanor counts following a hearing Monday.