Disabled Vehicle in Union Township Spurs DUI-Drug Arrest

UNION TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A disabled vehicle prompted state police to make a DUI-drug arrest on Interstate 80 West in Union Township early Tuesday morning.

According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, around 3:26 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, troopers arrived on the scene at 75.6-mile marker on Interstate 80 Westbound for a report of a disabled vehicle.

Upon their arrival on the scene, troopers observed a 21-year-old black male in the driver’s seat and a 20-year-old black male in the passenger’s seat of a white BMW X3 that had a float right rear tire.

Both individuals were residents of Newburgh, New York.

While speaking with the driver, troopers detected the faint odor of burnt marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. They also observed clues of impairment while engaging the driver that were suspected to be drug-related.

Subsequently, troopers asked the operator to step out of the vehicle and a battery of field sobriety tests were conducted.

The operator was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and transported back to the PSP Punxsutawney barracks.

The investigation is ongoing.

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