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Convenience store workers help police stop DUI suspect

Posted 11/4/14

 

 

He walked into a Middletown convenience store around midnight, asking for directions. Store employees suspected he had been drinking.

Instead of letting him vanish into the night, the employees called the police, …

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Convenience store workers help police stop DUI suspect

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He walked into a Middletown convenience store around midnight, asking for directions. Store employees suspected he had been drinking.

Instead of letting him vanish into the night, the employees called the police, authorities said.

Officers stopped James E. Baker, 48, of Irwin, Westmoreland County, blocks away from the Turkey Hill Minit Market on East Main Street where he had stopped for directions, police said.

Baker was driving a Chevrolet Silverado that police said they stopped in the 400 block of E. Main St. around 12:04 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2.

Alcohol was found in a breath sample Baker provided, police said.

Baker was charged with DUI, DUI-high rate of alcohol, careless driving and failing duties at a stop sign, police said.

A preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 12 before District Judge David Judy.