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Drunken Driver Does Push-Ups on Trevose Road, Cops Say

24-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested for DUI in Lower Southampton.

Drunken Driver Does Push-Ups on Trevose Road, Cops Say

A 24-year-old Philadelphia man was arrested and charged with DUI and several other offenses after an early-morning incident in Lower Southampton on Saturday.

Officers were initially dispatched to the the area of Lukens Street and Trevose Road in the township when a woman called dispatchers to report a black 2005 Cadillac SUV was following her and kept "high beaming" her vehicle from behind, police said.

When she slowed down due to the blinding lights, the SUV pulled ahead and blocked her vehicle in, according to a police report. At that point, the "highly intoxicated" man driving the SUV got out and began pounding on her window and began to yell lewd comments, the woman told police.

The man yelled that he needed her help and said he wanted sex from her, according to police.

As the woman began to dial 911, the man jumped in the Cadillac and fled toward Street Road, police reported.

Three minutes after the 911 call to authorities, a Bensalem officer spotted the suspect vehicle off Trevose Road and saw the 24-year-old outside of the SUV. The lawman watched as the man stumbled into the vehicle, police said.

Patrol units initiated a vehicle stop on the SUV. The driver immediately stated he was a Major in the 82nd Airborne and had only drank three beers when an officer began to speak with him, police said.

A Lower Southampton officer reported the 24-year-old had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and diminished motor skills. The suspect had trouble even grabbing personal information and dropped papers as he showed the officer his vehicle's warranty, police said. The man was unable to provide his license, registration or proof of insurance.

Police conducted a field sobriety test on the man and noted he had trouble standing up. Once again, he noted he was in the 82nd Airborne and then dropped to the ground in the middle of Trevose Road and began doing push-ups, police said.

After failing field sobriety tests, authorities said the 24-year-old refused to correctly blow into the portable breathalyzer. He was later taken to St. Mary Medical Center to get blood drawn for testing.

According to police, the man threw up in a bathroom at St. Mary Medical Center, the back of a patrol car and in the lobby of the Bensalem Police Department.

The man was booked and later released into the custody of his sister, police said.

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