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Police say driver was asleep on shoulder of Route 283: Police and Courts Roundup

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A Harrisburg man was charged with DUI by State Police after he was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of a white 2012 Mazda parked on the shoulder eastbound on Route 283 near mile marker 4.8 in Londonderry Township shortly after 2 a.m. Feb. 10.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that the driver, Domini James Burden, 32, of the 2700 block of Croyden Road, showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol. He told police he had had several drinks before driving the car, from an open bottle of alcohol that was on the passenger side floor.

Police said Burden was unable to successfully complete field sobriety tests and that a preliminary breath test given at the scene showed his blood-alcohol percentage to be 0.083 percent.

The legal limit to drive in Pennsylvania is 0.08.

Burden submitted to a blood draw at the county booking center. Lab results came back showing Burden had a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.120 percent, police said.

Police charged Burden on April 27 with DUI, illegal parking on a limited access highway, and careless driving. His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for July 8.

Crash in Conewago Township

State Police charged a Harrisburg man with DUI after he drove his car off the road and into an embankment at Roundtop and Old Hershey roads in Conewago Township just before 9:15 p.m. on April 29.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Richard Brandon Confair, 31, of the 6200 block of Warren Avenue, showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol while attempting to perform field sobriety tests being given by police at the scene.

Confair agreed to a blood draw at 10:23 p.m. at the county booking center. Police are awaiting lab results.

Confair on May 1 was charged with DUI and disregarding a single lane of traffic.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is set for Aug. 5.

Man charged with drug offenses

Middletown police arrested a borough man on drug charges shortly after midnight Tuesday, April 21.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said they encountered Joshua Paul Hurst, 23, of the 200 block of North Spring Street, and another man sitting on the property of the Middletown Area School District administration building at 55 W. Water St.

Police discovered that an active warrant for Hurst had been issued by the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 28, for drug possession.

Police later the same evening apprehended Hurst and the other man in the 300 block of Spring Street near West Water Street.

A search of Hurst by police yielded two phones, a phone charger, a lighter and miscellaneous other items. Police said they also found inside a book bag Hurst was carrying a large clear jar containing a “sizable amount” of marijuana, several items of drug paraphernalia, and two plastic containers of suspected methamphetamine.

Hurst was charged April 27 with intentional possession of a controlled substance by a person not registered, possession of marijuana, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia. His preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for July 15.