35-year-old Man Arrested for Alleged Drug-related DUI in Brockway

State PoliceBROCKWAY, Pa. (EYT) – A DuBois man is facing DUI and other charges following a traffic stop in Brockway Borough, Jefferson County.

According to a criminal complaint, around noon on July 4, Grant Patrick Dixon, 35, of DuBois, was allegedly driving recklessly while traveling south on State Route 28 toward Brockway.

Dixon’s vehicle passed a Brockway Borough police vehicle. Police followed, allegedly observing the vehicle drift and cross the fog line at least two times, the complaint states.

Police initiated a traffic stop, identified the driver as Dixon, and allegedly observed he had bloodshot and glassy eyes and “lesions on his skin indicating possible drug use,” the complaint continues.

Dixon allegedly admitted to police he smoked marijuana and “shot up” about 30 minutes before driving, and officers “could see red irritations on his skin which appeared to be recent injection sites,” according to the complaint.

Police also allegedly saw a large fixed blade knife laying beside the seat, and when they asked if Dixon had any other weapons or sharp object, he said “yes” and allowed police to remove a syringe from the center console of the vehicle, the complaint indicates.

At police request, Dixon emptied his pockets, with the contents allegedly including three stamped “HEMI” packets of heroin. Police were also allegedly able to seize from the car two stamp bags, a spoon with burn marks on it, a small pair of pliers with burn marks on the end, and a small black container with an unknown substance inside, the complaint states.

According to online court documents, Dixon faces the following charges in District Court 54-03-02 in Brockway:

  • DUI: Gen Imp/Inc of Driving Safely – 1st Offense
  • DUI: Controlled Substance – Schedule 1 – 1st Offense
  • Use or possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor
  • Possession of a controlled substance by a person who isn’t registered to do so, misdemeanor
  • Operating a vehicle without a valid inspection sticker, summary
  • Turning without using a signal, summary
  • Reckless driving, summary

Unable to post $40,000.00 bail, Dixon remains lodged in the Jefferson County Jail.

He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 3:45 p.m. on July 20 with District Judge David Inzana presiding.

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