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Lower Swatara Twp. Police News: 08/20/14

 

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.

 

DUI charge
Jason A. Brandt, 41, of the first block of Thoroughbred Dr., York Haven, was charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, careless driving, failure to keep right and not signaling when turning, police report.

The charges were filed after Brandt’s 2007 BMW 328I was stopped in the 400 block of Richardson Road at 2:55 a.m. on July 27 after it straddled the middle of the road, police said.

Brandt had an odor of an intoxicating beverage on his breath and spoke with slurred speech, police said. Following sobriety tests, he was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 15 before District Judge Michael Smith.

Errol E. Bedford, 25, of the first block of Locus Dr., Elizabethtown, was charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol, careless driving, operating a vehicle without a valid inspection and having no evidence of emission inspection, police report.

The charges were filed following Bedford’s arrest at 2:47 a.m. on July 25 at 2:47 a.m. at a traffic stop on Route 283 and North Union Street.

Bedford was driving a 1992 Saturn in an erratic manner, police said. Following sobriety tests, he was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center, where blood was drawn to determine the possible presence of intoxicants.

A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 17 before District Judge Michael Smith.

 

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