January 2017 DUI Arrests
On 12/14/2016, I was on duty, in issued uniform, operating a marked patrol.
At approximately 2239 hours this Officer was traveling south on South Landvale St., when I observed a red Mercury bearing Pennsylvania registration KBF4392. The Mercury was driving on the double yellow line of South Landvale St., and then made a right onto Pennsylvania Ave. The Mercury continued to drive on the double yellow line of Pennsylvania Ave. The Mercury made a right onto South Front St., traveling north and continued to drive on and over the double yellow line. Traffic stop was initiated in the 2700 block of York Haven Rd.
Upon contact with the operator, I immediately detected a very strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The operator was identified as Patrick Geier, by Pennsylvania drivers license. I asked Mr. Geier where he was coming from and he stated Felton. While speaking with Mr. Geier I noticed that his eyes were blood shot. I asked where he was traveling to and he stated Newberry Farms. I asked him when was the last time he smoked marijuana and he stated when he was in Felton. At this point I requested he submit to field sobriety testing.
Field sobriety tests were administered which yielded clues of drug impairment, which rendered him incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. He was placed under arrest for DUI.
I transported Mr. Geier to York Central Booking, where I read the DL-26 implied consent form verbatim to Mr. Geier. Mr. Geier agreed to submit to a chemical test of blood. At 2338 hours Phlebotomist Jalyssa Caban, withdrew two tubes of blood from Mr. Geier’s left am. Tubes were sealed in our presence to be sent to NMS labs for analysis.
Received toxicology report from NMS labs, which revealed Patrick Geier had 10 ng/ml of 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC, 180 ng/ml Delta-9 Carboxy THC, and 31 ng/ml Delta-9 THC at the time of testing.
On 12-28-16 at approximately 2014 hours I was dispatched by York County Control to a vehicle crash at the intersection of Pines Rd. and Old Trail Rd. YCC advised that it was a three car crash that was no longer blocking and did not have any leaking.
I responded to the area and observed three vehicles at the entrance to the Sunoco gas station on Pines Rd. I entered into the parking lot and made contact with three subjects. I asked those subjects if they were involved in the vehicle crash and they advised that they were. I then asked them to all respond to their respective vehicles and wait for me there so that I could talk to them one at a time. Same was done.
I then made contact with the first driver who advised me of her side of the events. Once done speaking with her I made contact with a second person involved in the crash. He identified himself as Kevin Kirk Snelbaker who was standing at the drivers door of his Ford F-150 bearing PA registration YSV2866. Snelbaker provided me with his information holder that retains his documents for his insurance and registration. When handing me this information Snelbaker advised that the crash was his fault. Snelbaker advised that he did not gauge the stop correctly and bumped into the car in front of him. I asked Snelbaker if he had his drivers license with him as well. Snelbaker advised that he would get it and crawled into his truck. While positioned on his hands and knees on the drivers seat I watched Snelbaker look in the glovebox, center console and other compartments in his truck. While doing this I observed Snelbaker to have extremely slow mannerisms and lethargic movements. Snelbaker then got out of his truck and advised that he couldn’t find his license. I observed Snelbaker to have slurred speech and smell like that of an alcoholic beverage. Snelbaker then reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out his wallet and slowly opened it. Snelbaker advised he found his license and retrieved it out from his wallet. After this was done I asked Snelbaker where he was coming from and how much he had to drink tonight. Snelbaker advised that he was at a friend’s house and had three beers. I asked Snelbaker to remain at his vehicle and I would be with him shortly.
Once I was done speaking with the other drivers who advised that they were stopped at a steady red light when Snelbaker struck vehicle number 2 which in turn struck vehicle number 3, I advised those drivers they were free to clear but asked Snelbaker to perform field sobriety tests to ensure he was safe to operate a motor vehicle. Snelbaker advised he would perform same.
Snelbaker was given the instructions for the first field sobriety test and he advised he understood the instructions. During the test I observed several clues that would indicate impairment of the driver, however I was unable to finish the test with Snelbaker. Snelbaker stopped the test early indicating that he could not go on. When asked if he felt he could not go on was due to the amount of alcohol he drank. Snelbaker raised his hands in the air and shrugged his shoulders saying, “you see me”. While doing this action, Snelbaker lost his balance and began stumbling backwards. At this time I placed Snelbaker into custody for suspicioun of DUI. While walking to my patrol car Snelbaker advised that he deserved to be arrested.
Snelbaker was then transported to York County Central Booking where I read the DL-26 form verbatim to him. Phlebotomist Jalyssa Caban drew blood from Snelbaker’s left arm at 2141 hours. I observed this happen and observed Caban seal the samples securely in the container to be sent to NMS Labs. NMS labs completed the toxicology report which showed Snelbaker as having a blood alcohol concentration of .187% at the time of blood draw.
On 12/31/16, I was on duty, in full uniform and assigned to a fully marked patrol car (#45) for the Newberry Township Police Department. At approximately 0213 hrs. the Newberry Township Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Ridge Rd. for a motor vehicle accident. The caller advised that a white work van was off the side of the road in the woods. There was a female driver, possibly intoxicated. The female was trying to get out of the van. The van was stuck on the embankment and there were no other vehicles involved.
Upon my arrival along with Sgt. Bosco, officers observed a white Ford work van PA registration YXR 0274. The vehicle was off the road and stuck on an embankment in the woods. There was a sole occupant, a white female who identified herself as Veronica C. McGuire and provided PA photo ID card # 22651187, the photo matched the driver. Ms. McGuire appeared to be highly intoxicated and had a strong odor of alcohol coming off her breath and person. Ms. McGuire was seated in the passenger seat and as I was talking to her, she had difficulty keeping her balance was was swaying in the seat nearly falling off the seat at times. She had large glassy bloodshot eyes and had a heavy slur in her speech. Ms. McGuire admitted to drinking but refused to do field sobriety tests. Ms. Mcguire did agree to submit to a Preliminary Breath Test (PBT). Those results indicated a 0.325% BAC. She was unable to walk under her own power because she was so intoxicated. Ms. McGuire advised that she had two previous DUI’s one in 2001 and another in 2004. When asked if she would submit to a legal blood draw she refused.
At 0244 hours, I transported Ms. McGuire to the York County Booking Center for a legal blood draw arriving there at 0302 hours. Ms. McGuire was escorted inside and was advised of her Chemical Testing Warnings And Report Report Of Refusal To Submit To Chemical Testing As Authorized By Section 1547 Of The Pennsylvania Vehicle Code In Violation Of Section 3802. After providing Ms. McGuire these warnings, she refused the chemical testing.
A search warrant was then applied for and granted by District Justice Jennifer J.P. Clancy for Ms. McGuire’s blood. I then served the search warrant on Ms. McGuire at 0357 hours where 2 gray capped vials of blood specimen were obtained and sealed for evidence. The blood specimen was then sent to NMS Labs for further analsys. Ms. McGuire was provided her copy of the search warrant. I then cleared the booking center at 0410 hours.
On 1-10-2017, I received Ms. McGuire’s BAC results from NMS Labs. Those results indicated that she had a .338% BAC.
On 01/01/17 at approx 0030 hrs, this officer was on duty driving a marked patrol car. I was traveling West on Lewisberry Rd when I observed a dark color SUV that appeared to be weaving in its lane of travel. In the 3700 Blk of Lewisberry Rd. I observed the vehicle driving 60mph in a posted 45mph speed limit zone. The vehicle continued to weaving back and forth in its lane of travel. It made a wide left hand turn onto Rosstown Rd. While making this turn the vehicle drove onto the shoulder and then when the driver corrected they used sharp jerky movements. The vehicle then continued traveling South on Rosstown Rd weaving in its lane of travel. At approx 0032hrs I conducted a traffic stop in the 900Blk of Rosstown Rd. The vehicle was a Black Dodge Nitro PA JFC 2490.
I approached the vehicle on the driver side as the driver was smoking a fresh cigarette. I introduced myself. The driver advised that she was looking for her ID and tried handing me a store card. I observed an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. She then handed me a PA drivers license #26109331 issued to a Kelly M Ketterman. The photo matched the driver. I advised the reason of the stopped and asked if they had been drinking. The driver advised that they had been and had some beers at the Conewago Inn. They had started drinking around 1900hrs. I asked for the registration and insurance and the driver started fumbling with her paperwork and then handed me the packet to obtain the requested documents. I asked the driver to step out of the vehicle to do some test to make sure that she was ok to drive.
Kelly stepped out of the vehicle, she was unsteady on her feet as she walked towards my police car. I patted Kelly down for weapons the result being negative. Kelly had the strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath and person. She also had glassy, bloodshot eyes. I then explained and demonstrated Field coordination test and asked Kelly to perform as instructed. The test indicated that Kelly was under the influence and incapable of safe driving. I also administered a PBT and she blew a 0.167%. Kelly was placed in restraints which were double locked after ensuring a proper fit.
I then transported Kelly to Central Booking where, I read to her the implied consent. She agreed to give a legal blood draw. At 0141hrs Vascular Access Tech Jalyssa Caban removed two vials of blood from Kelly’s Rt arm. Upon running Kelly’s criminal history it was determined that she had two previous DUI’s one in 2000 the other in 2016.
On 01/06/2017, I was on duty, in issued uniform, operating a marked patrol vehicle.
At approximately 1853 hours this Officer was dispatched for a hit and run in the area of Old Trail Road and Yocumtown Road. Compliant advised one of the vehicles involved fled the scene, vehicle description was a white Chevrolet Suburban traveling south on Old Trail Road. A witness on scene gave a PA registration of KGE-3710.
After the scene was clear police continued to look for the vehicle and at approximately 2004 hours police located the vehicle along with the vehicle owner at 125 Hill Drive in York Haven PA. The owner was Justin Fawber who was later identified by PA identification card #29000572. While speaking with Mr. Fawber I observed the vehicle having no front driver’s side tire along with damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle. While speaking with Mr. Fawber he admitted to driving the vehicle earlier in the day along with admitting he consumed alcohol. Mr. Fawber was visibly intoxicated, the odor of alcohol was coming from his breath and person. It was at this time Field Sobriety Tests were administered which yielded clues of impairment.
At this point I came to the belief that Mr. Fawber imbibed in a quantity of alcoholic beverages which rendered him incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. He was placed under arrest for DUI.
I transported Mr. Fawber to York Central Booking, where I read the DL-26 implied consent form verbatim where he agreed to a chemical test of blood. At 2054hrs, Phlebotomist Jalyssa Caban withdrew two tubes of blood from Mr. Fawber’s left arm. Tubes were sealed in our presence to be sent to NMS labs for analysis. Mr. Fawber was then turned over to the booking deputies.
Criminal history check revealed a prior DUI arrest in July of 2009. Driver’s history revealed Mr. Fawber’s operating privileges were also suspended. The inspection on the white Chevrolet Suburban was expired since 12/2016.
On 01/07/17, I was on duty, in issued uniform, operating a marked patrol unit.
At approximately 0135hrs, this Officer observed a gray Toyota sedan traveling east on York Haven Rd., with a faulty headlight. I followed the vehicle north on Midway Rd., as the vehicle increased speeds. Traffic stop was initiated at the corner of Cly Rd., and Cherokee Trl.
I observed the driver of the vehicle open the drivers side door, then quickly shut it. As I approached, I made contact with the operator who was identified as John Stockman. Mr. Stockman appeared very nervous and had visible body tremors and bloodshot eyes. While speaking with Mr. Stockman, I noticed his pupils were slow to react to lighting and questioned him on any illegal drug abuse or prescribed medications. Mr. Stockman admitted to being prescribed two medications that he consumed earlier in the day. At this point I requested he submit to field sobriety testing.
Field sobriety testing yielded multiple clues of drug impairment. Mr. Stockman was placed under arrest for DUI and agreed to submit to a drug evaluation. Drug Recognition Expert, Sergeant Braxton Ditty of the Newberry Township Police Department conducted a drug influence evaluation and offered the opinion that he believed Mr. Stockman was under the influence of multiple drugs, which rendered him incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle.
Mr. Stockman was transported to York Memorial Hospital where Phlebotomist Jennifer Rembrowski, withdrew two tubes of blood from Mr. Stockman’s right arm at 0412hrs. Tubes of blood were sealed in our presence to be sent to NMS Labs for analysis.
Criminal History check revealed a 2010 DUI arrest.
On January 14, 2017 York County 911 dispatched Newberry Twp. P.D. (NTPD) officers to 8425 Bull Rd. for a domestic situation where Amber Dressler requested police assistance due to a situation with her husband Nathan Dressler. NTPD officers had recent contact with Nathan Dressler a few hours before while assisting Fairview Twp. PD on an incident that occurred at the Silver Lake Hotel. I assisted on this incident and spoke to Mr. Dressler. Mr. Dressler appeared intoxicated during this incident and admitted to drinking..
Following Amber Dressler’s call to 911 about the domestic situation, NTPD units responded to the area of the residence when Amber advised the dispatcher that Nathan had left the house driving a black Dodge Durango and possibly traveling towards Pleasant Dr. I responded to this area and while traveling east on Pleasant Hill Rd., I passed a black Dodge Durango traveling west. I turned around and noticed this vehicle pull down a long stone driveway to a residence at 249 Pleasant Hill Dr. I followed the vehicle and found it to be parked in the driveway to this residence. When I exited my vehicle, I encountered Nathan Dressler standing outside the vehicle by the side of the house. Mr. Dressler advised that following an argument with his wife, he had left the house driving to his sister’s house in the Durango.
While speaking with Dressler, I could detect an odor on his breath consistent with someone who had recently drank alcohol. Dressler admitted to me that he drank about 6 beers earlier in the night at the Silver Lake Inn before returning home where he drank another. He stated he was drinking Yuengling Lager. Dressler was noted to have glassy eyes as well. I asked Dressler to participate in field sobriety tests. He agreed to the same. A series of field sobriety tests were administered and the results showed signs of impairment in Mr. Dressler to include lack of ability to follow simple instructions as well as balance. Mr. Dressler also consented to a preliminary breath test which showed a positive reading for alcohol.
Dressler was taken into custody for DUI and searched incident to arrest. He was then transported to York County Booking where he was read the DL-26 form and asked to consent to a chemical test of blood which he did. At 0331 hrs. I witnessed Jalyssa Caban draw blood from the arm of Dressler. The sample was packaged and sealed to be sent to NMS labs for analysis.
The NMS toxicology report for Nathan Dressler was prepared by Laura Labay, Ph.D., F-ABFT, DABCC-TC and upon review showed that at the time of testing, Mr. Dressler had the following substances in his blood:
Ethanol 150 mg/dL (BAC: 0.150%)
11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.8 ng/mL (Metabolite of Schedule I drug)
Delta-9 Carboxy THC 24 ng/mL (Metabolite of Schedule I drug)
Delta-9 THC 2.7 ng/mL (Schedule 1 drug)
Your Affiant is Patrolman Dean Bortner of the Newberry Township Police Department. On 01/22/2017, I was on duty, in issued uniform, operating a marked patrol vehicle.
At approximately 1119 hours., I clocked a silver sedan traveling east on Lewisberry Rd., between two white lines on the roadway used as reference points. The sedan was traveling at a speed of 63.1 mph., in a clearly posted 45 mph zone. I activated my emergency lights a siren to stop the vehicle in the 3100 block of Lewisberry Rd. The sedan was Toyota bearing Pennsylvania registration JXH6519.
Upon contact with the operator, I immediately detected a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside of the vehicle. The operator was identified as Rachael Perez, by Pennsylvania drivers license. I asked Ms. Perez where she was traveling to and she stated that she cleans the Wellspan near the police station. While speaking with Ms. Perez I noticed that her eyes were blood shot and was very slow to answer questions. I asked her when the last time she smoked marijuana was, and she stated last night during the evening. At this point I requested she submit to field sobriety testing.
Field sobriety tests were administered which yielded clues of drug impairment, which rendered her incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. She was placed under arrest for DUI.
I transported Ms. Perez to Memorial Hospital, where I read the DL-26 implied consent form verbatim to Ms. Perez. Ms. Perez agreed to submit to a chemical test of blood. At 1235 hours Phlebotomist Michelle Wheeler, withdrew two tubes of blood from Ms. Perez’s right arm. Tubes were sealed in our presence to be sent to NMS labs for analysis.
Received toxicology report from NMS labs, which revealed Rachael Perez had 1.2 ng/mL of 11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC, 31 ng/mL of Delta-9 Carboxy THC, and 5.2 ng/mL of Delta-9 THC at the time of testing.
On 01/28/17 at approx 0048hrs this officer was on patrol, driving a marked patrol unit. I was traveling East on Old Trail Rd when I observed a vehicle that was stopped at a green traffic light at the intersection of I83S. ex 32 and Old Trail Rd. When the light turned green the van proceeded heading East on Old Trail and then turned on its left turn signal and got into the turn lane for Pines Rd. The vehicle then stopped abruptly and jerked into the turn lane for I83N ex 32. on ramp. When the light turned green a Natural Ice beer can came out of the passenger window. The vehicle then went back into the East bound lane of Old Trail Rd. I activated my emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop. The vehicle turned into the parking lot of the Rutters. The vehicle was a Blue Dodge Caravan PA registration JVN 9541. Time of stop 0051hrs.
A female stepped from the vehicle and started to walk back to my car. The female appeared confused to what was going on. I advised her to go back into the vehicle. I conducted a passenger side approach. I as I made contact with the occupants there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. I advised them that I had stopped them for throwing the beer can out the window. The passenger admitted to do it. I asked the driver for her drivers license, registration and insurance. I also asked the passenger for her identification. The passenger handed me a DC identification card #2739951 issued to a Sabrina E Coakley, the photo matched the passenger. The driver started talking saying that she was trying to go home and that it was just around the corner. When asked where she lived she could not provide me with an address even though she advised that she had lived there for approx 2yrs. The driver continued looking for her identification but was unable to locate. She asked if she could speak to me outside the vehicle away from the passenger. I advised her that she could.
The driver advised that the passenger was intoxicated and that she had just come from Halzeton and then was going home. The driver continued to just ramble. As she was speaking she slurred her words. Her movements were slow and lethargic. As she was talking I detected a moderate odor of alcohol coming from her breath and person. I asked her if she had been drinking and she advised “No”. I asked her to submit to some field coordination test and she agreed.
I instructed her to stand in front of my patrol car. The driver was identified as Shalonne Jones-Hardy. Jones-Hardy was also observed to have glassy, bloodshot eyes. The test indicated that Jones-Hardy was under the influence and incapable of safe driving. I also administered a PBT and she blew 0.112%.
I then advised her that I was placing her under arrest. She was placed in restraints which were double locked after ensuring proper fit. She was then searched the result being negative for contraband. I then placed her in the rear of my patrol car. I then transported Jones-Hardy to Central Booking. I then read to her the implied consent form which she agreed to submit to. Vascular Access Tec Jalyssa Caban removed two vials of blood from Jones-Hardy left arm at 0153hrs.
In 2015 Jones-Hardy had a previous DUI.