A man in Annville is facing charges following his arrest for suspicion of DUI. Pennsylvania police say the 46-year-old man has been charged with drunk driving and for lacking a driver’s license. He has also been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. If he is found guilty, he could face jail time. He also may possibly deportation, depending on the nature of ICE’s interest in him.
Very little information was available about the man’s arrest, but it has been confirmed that he was pulled over near midnight on the night of March 18. Police did not say why they stopped him, but it appears from the limited report that they believed he was under the influence of alcohol and requested that he submit to a blood alcohol test. The man allegedly refused.
He was arrested and taken to central booking after it was discovered that ICE was also interested in him. It is not currently known if he remains in police or immigration custody. No court date has been announced at this time.
Drunk driving charges remain very serious in the state of Pennsylvania. The man could lose his license and his freedom, depending on what happens in criminal court. However, prosecutors are required to provide compelling evidence of the man’s intoxication, potentially made more difficult because of the lack of a blood alcohol test. Regardless, defense counsel will review all of the salient information in order to pursue an outcome that protects the man’s legal interests and minimizes the consequences.
Source: idnews.com, “Annville man charged with DUI after traffic stop in city“, Merriell Moyer, March 21, 2018