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Police: Vehicle Stops Lead to Possession, DUI Charges

One woman charged with DUI had her 10-year-old son in the car with her, police said.

Police: Vehicle Stops Lead to Possession, DUI Charges

East Pikeland Police in the past few days made several motor-vehicle stops, which led to charges of possession and driving under the influence for several drivers.

According to East Pikeland Police:

  • On Saturday, May 24, around 3:45 a.m., East Pikeland Police stopped a vehicle in the 700 block of Pike Springs Road for having a faulty license plate light. When the passenger got out of the vehicle the officer observed a marijuana pipe and a small amount of marijuana on the seat. Brian Fogarty, 23, of the 30 block of S. Sterley Street, Shillington, was charged with possession of marijuana.
  • On Monday May 26, around 9:45 p.m., East Pikeland Police stopped Jennifer Getzy, 22, of the 100 block of S. Main Street in Spring City, for erratic driving in the 1000 block of Mowere Road.  The officer could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and the defendant's person. A field sobriety test was administered and Getzy was charged with D.U.I. and related offenses.
  • On Tuesday May 27, around 3:45 p.m., East Pikeland Police responded to a one-car accident on Route 113 near Pickering Road. One car had run into a telephone pole. Police arrived and administered a field sobriety test to the operator, Tia Maria Steinmetz, 38, of the 500 block of W. Pennsylvania Avenue in Downingtown. Steinmetz failed the tests. She was then taken to the Phoenixville Hospital, where blood was drawn. The operator also had her 10-year-old son in the car with her at the time of the accident. Steinmetz was charged with D.U.I. and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child. She was processed and released pending a hearing at a later date.

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