A 25-year-old woman is under arrest after being stopped by the Central Bucks Regional Police Department. Police say she appeared to be under the influence of alcohol when she was pulled over. In Pennsylvania, drunk driving charges typically apply when a driver’s blood alcohol content exceeds .08 , which is allegedly the case here.
Police did not include a great deal of information in their public report of the arrest, but it has been confirmed the woman was pulled over on March 16 after allegedly being seen by officers going westbound on an eastbound road. It is unclear how many officers were involved in the arrest, or what prompted them to request roadside sobriety testing. However, regardless what tests were conducted, police say she failed.
She was taken to a local hospital for a blood test to corroborate police suspicion of her allegedly intoxicated state. This report did not mention whether regional police had received any word as to the outcome of the toxicology test performed on her blood to determine whether she was over the legal limit. It is also not clear whether she remains in police custody at this time.
The blood test administered by Pennsylvania authorities is often a necessary step in determining whether someone is intoxicated. However, especially in drunk driving cases where the test might be conducted hours after the initial arrest, these tests are not always foolproof. The woman’s defense attorney will likely review the findings of the blood test to determine whether it presents an accurate portrayal of the woman’s blood alcohol level at the time of her arrest. A well-prepared defense is often the first step toward securing a favorable outcome in criminal court.
Source: Doylestown, PA Patch, “Wrong-Way Driver Charged With DUI In Doylestown Borough“, Kara Seymour, March 20, 2018