Stump Creek Man Charged with Allegedly Resisting Arrest, Public Drunkenness

YOUNG TOWNSHIP, Pa. (EYT) – According to Punxsutawney-based State Police, around 10:35 p.m. on August 10, an incident of Public Drunkenness and Resisting Arrest occurred on State Route 436, near Alliance Drive, in Young Township, Jefferson County.

Police say 54-year-old James Z. Stewart, of Stump Creek, was allegedly found to be operating an Electrical Personal Assistive Mobility Device (EPAMD) upon the highway without the proper lighting or reflectors.

Upon stopping Stewart, it was determined that he was allegedly intoxicated, according to police.

While trying to effect an arrest for the violation, he resisted arrest, police say.

He was charged with the following offenses:

– Resisting Arrest
– Public Drunkenness and Similar Conduct
– 2 counts of Disorderly Conduct

Charges were filed at Magisterial District Judge Douglas Chambers.

He was released on $15,000.00 bail.


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