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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News - 7/23/14



Following is a compilation of reports from the Lower Swatara Twp. Police Department. Please be aware all those charged/cited 


are presumed innocent unless 


proven otherwise in a court of law.



Crash investigated

An SUV and a car collided at West Harrisburg Pike and First Street at 8 a.m. on July 9, police said.


A 2001 Chevrolet Blazer driven by Lisa Hoppman, 51, of the 500 block of Parkway Road, Harrisburg, struck the rear of a 2006 Pontiac G6, police said. Police did not identify the driver of the car. 


No one was injured, police said. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.


The accident remains under investigation. 

DUI charge

Darrell L. Klawitter, 34, of the 400 block of Second St., Highspire, was charged with DUI, DUI-controlled substance (four counts), DUI-highest rate of alcohol and disregarding lanes of traffic, police report.


The charges were filed following Klawitter’s arrest at 2:28 a.m. on June 21 in the 1000 block of Rosedale Ave. Klawitter was stopped while driving a 1993 Ford Escort in an erratic manner, straddling lanes of traffic, police said. 


Klawitter had an odor of an alcohol type of beverage on his breath, the arresting officer said. Following sobriety tests, Klawitter was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.


A preliminary hearing is set for Aug. 27 before District Judge Michael Smith.


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