Brookville Police Respond to Drug Possession, DUI, Public Drunkenness

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Brookville Borough Police responded to the following calls:

Drug Possession

Police say a known 18-year-old Brookville resident is facing charges of possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and summary traffic violations.

According to police, at approximately 10:20 p.m. on January 10, Officer Miller stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Main Street and Valley Street in Brookville for having an expired registration plate and tinted windows.

Police say while speaking with the driver, Officer Miller detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

The driver was later found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana and several items used to smoke, inhale, or otherwise introduce controlled substances to the human body.

Drug DUI

Police say a known 21-year-old male is facing drug DUI charges after being stopped for a burned-out headlight on December 24 on High Street in Brookville.

Police say the driver of the 2003 Jeep was found to be under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

The driver was given a field sobriety test and evaluated by a drug recognition expert from the Pennsylvania State Police.

The driver was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance or combination to the extent to which the driver could not safely operate a motor vehicle.

Charges were filed through Magistrate Bazylak’s office.

DUI, Public Drunkenness

Police say Officer Miller stopped a vehicle on December 14 at 2:26 a.m. after the vehicle failed to yield the right-of-way as it backed from a parking spot in front of Bill’s Bar on Western Avenue in Brookville.

Officer Miller had to stop his vehicle to keep from hitting the vehicle backing from the parking spot.

As Officer Miller spoke with the driver, he came to suspect that the driver – a known 27-year-old Brookville man – was operating under the influence of alcohol.

After conducting further testing, the driver was arrested and transported to Brookville Hospital for a blood test. The driver’s blood was analyzed by the State Police Crime Lab in Greensburg, and BAC was .123%. The legal limit in Pennsylvania is .08%.

The driver faces DUI and summary traffic violations.

A 29-year-old-passenger in the vehicle, identified as the driver’s sister, was cited for public drunkenness and for being in possession of an open container of alcohol.

The above reports were released to exploreJeffersonpa.com on Monday, January 13, 2020.


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