Police Release Details on Brookville Couple Facing Child Endangerment, Drug Charges

handcuffsBROOKVILLE, Pa (EYT) – Brookville Borough Police were dispatched around 9:23 p.m. on December 6, 2014, to the Sheetz convenience store parking lot on Allegheny Boulevard to investigate two adults in a vehicle that were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.

Upon arrival, Brookville Borough Police spoke with the driver of the vehicle, while still in the vehicle, and concluded he was under the influence. The police officer asked the driver to exit the vehicle to conduct a field sobriety test, of which he failed, according to police.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the Brookville Borough Police Department to have a Pennsylvania State Police Drug Recognition Expert perform an evaluation.

The State Police confirmed the driver was under the influence of drugs.

The driver was taken to the Brookville hospital for a legal blood draw.

Upon further investigation at the scene, it was discovered there were two small children in the vehicle while both the driver and front seat passenger were under the influence of heroin.

Both driver and front seat passenger were charged with endangering the welfare of children.

The driver faces the following charges:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • No Vehicle Inspection
  • No Vehicle Registration
  • No Vehicle Insurance
  • Parking in a Handicap Spot

All charges were filed at District Magistrate Gregory Bazylak’s office.

The names of the individuals involved were not released.

No further information was provided by police.

The investigation in ongoing.

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