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Driver’s blood-alcohol content was 4 times legal limit, police report: Police and Court Roundup

Posted 1/9/19

Middletown police charged a Hershey man with DUI after police received a call about the man driving erratically from a resident shortly before 8 p.m. Nov. 22.

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Driver’s blood-alcohol content was 4 times legal limit, police report: Police and Court Roundup

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Middletown police charged a Hershey man with DUI after police received a call about the man driving erratically from a resident shortly before 8 p.m. Nov. 22.

The caller, who was behind a black Lexus being driven by Brad Ray Newhouse, 55, of the 400 block of Hockersville Road, said that he had observed Newhouse driving erratically from Bainbridge to Middletown, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The caller called police after the Lexus had turned right off of Route 441 and was heading north on Union Street, police said. Police then observed Newhouse’s car crossing three times into the lane of oncoming traffic.

He was pulled over in the parking lot of the Middletown Swim Club.

Newhouse displayed signs of being impaired from alcohol, police said. Lab results of blood drawn from Newhouse at 8:38 p.m. showed that he had a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.333, police said. The legal level to drive is 0.08.

Newhouse is also charged with failing to keep to the right. His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 19.

DUI charges after crash

State Police charged a Harrisburg man with DUI following an accident on Route 743 near Colebrook Road in Conewago Township just before 10:30 p.m. Dec. 8.

A blue Jeep Liberty driven by Austin Von Brunswick, 27, of the 100 block of South Second Street, side-swiped a silver Lincoln MKZ being driven by the victim, who had to be extricated from the vehicle by emergency personnel, according to arrest papers state police filed with District Judge David Judy.

The victim told police he was northbound on 743 and tried to avoid Brunswick’s vehicle, which the victim said was heading for him in the victim’s lane of travel, police said.

Police detected a strong odor of alcohol from Brunswick’s breath. Signs of impairment were detected during field sobriety tests, police said.

Lab results of blood drawn from Brunswick at about 11:10 p.m. showed a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.154 percent, police said. The legal level to drive is 0.08.

He also had the active ingredient of marijuana in his system, according to the blood draw lab results, police said.

Besides DUI and DUI of a controlled substance, Brunswick is also charged with recklessly endangering another person, being involved in an accident causing personal injury, disregarding a single lane of traffic, careless driving, and failure to use a seat belt.

His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 19.

False ID allegedly provided

A Londonderry Township woman is listed as being in Dauphin County Prison after State Police charged her with DUI and attempting to conceal her identity following an accident in the 600 block of South Geyers Church Road shortly after 4 a.m. Dec. 31.

A purple Dodge Durango driven by Jessica Lee Baker, 48, of the 4000 block of East Harrisburg Pike, had struck a utility pole and gone down an embankment, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Baker showed signs of impairment, police said. She also provided another woman’s driver’s license and claimed to be that woman, police said.

After Baker eventually provided her real name, police found that her license had been suspended for a DUI-related offense, and that she had active arrest warrants.

Baker was arraigned before Judy and charged with DUI of a controlled substance, false identification to law enforcement, driving an unregistered vehicle, driving under a suspended license, disregarding a single lane of traffic, speeding, careless driving, and contraband/controlled substance.

Her bail was set at $25,000. Baker waived a Jan. 7 preliminary hearing and is to be arraigned on all charges in Dauphin County Court on March 15.

Police: Driver had open beer

A Lancaster man was charged with DUI after Middletown police pulled him over for being stopped at a green light at the intersection of West Main and North Wood streets shortly before 2 a.m. Dec. 29.

Ian Taylor Hoover, 42, of the 400 block of East King Street, was then observed turning left onto North Wood without using a turn signal, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Hoover showed signs of being impaired and an open can of beer was in the cup holder of the vehicle, police said. Hoover said he was traveling from Kentucky to Lancaster, but thought he was in West Virginia, according to police.

Hoover refused both breath and blood testing, police said.

A preliminary hearing on the charge is set for Feb. 19.

Probation check leads to arrest

Middletown police arrested a borough man on drug charges while police were serving a warrant in the 300 block of South Lawrence Street at about 12:15 p.m. Nov. 30.

A search of the residence of Tevin J. Brown, 26, of the South Lawrence address, uncovered marijuana, sandwich baggies containing suspected heroin residue, and a digital scale, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

Brown at the time was on probation with Dauphin County Court, police said.

Brown was arraigned Jan. 4 before Judy and charged with manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing the administration of law and other government functions, and tampering with/fabricating physical evidence.

He was listed as being in Dauphin County Prison on $25,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 28.