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Woman allegedly hit parked cars; charges after noise complaint: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 4/14/20

A Middletown woman was charged with DUI after police said she lost control of her maroon Subaru and hit two parked vehicles while trying to make a curve going northbound in the 200 block of North …

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Woman allegedly hit parked cars; charges after noise complaint: Police and Courts Roundup

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A Middletown woman was charged with DUI after police said she lost control of her maroon Subaru and hit two parked vehicles while trying to make a curve going northbound in the 200 block of North Union Street just before 9:15 p.m. March 28.

No one was injured, including the driver, 31-year-old Tara C. Tuscan of the 500 block of Shippen Street, according to arrest papers Middletown police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Tuscan showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, police said.

She was given two preliminary breath tests. In one, police said Tuscan had a blood-alcohol percentage of 0.167 percent, the second 0.164 percent.

Tuscan also consented to a blood draw at the county booking center. Results were not reported.

Tuscan on April 2 was charged with DUI and careless driving. Her preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for June 10.

Noise complaint leads to charges 

A noise complaint in Pineford led to charges being filed against a Harrisburg man by Middletown police shortly after 4 a.m. April 2.

Police dispatched to the complaint discovered loud music coming from a 2013 Toyota RAV4 in the parking lot across from the Pineford Management Building at 1900 Pineford Drive, according to arrest papers police filed with District Judge David Judy.

Three men were inside, including the driver, Ganesh Acharya, 22, of the 300 block of Ring Neck Drive. Acharya showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol, and the keys were in the ignition with the engine running, police said.

Several open cans of Budweiser beer were on the floor of the rear passenger seat, police said.

Acharya was given field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol percentage of 0.214 percent, according to a preliminary breath test given at the scene, police said.

Acharya consented to a blood draw at the county booking center. Lab results are pending, police said.

Acharya on April 2 was charged with DUI and violating restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

His preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for June 10.

Man charged in alleged assault

State Police charged a man with assaulting a woman during an incident in the first block of Lark Street in Londonderry Township at about 11:10 a.m. April 4.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Robert Michael Flerx, 50, of the Lark Street address, grabbed the woman by her neck and pushed her onto an end table, pinning her in place. 

Flerx then fled the scene in a black Chevrolet Cobalt, police said.

The victim had red marks on her neck consistent with a hand grasping tightly around it, police said. She also had small superficial scratches on her left forearm.

Flerx on April 4 was charged with strangulation, simple assault, and harassment. He posted bail of $15,000 unsecured that was set by District Judge Joseph S. Lindsey during an April 6 arraignment, according to online court records.

Flerx is scheduled for a May 27 preliminary hearing before Judy.