Blotter: GPS Helps Police Find Man Suspected of DUI

Robert Walker Jr. of Carnegie will be charged with driving under the influence, Canonsburg police said.

responded to a one-vehicle crash on Adams Avenue near Sarris Candies early Tuesday—with officers discovering the car on its roof but no driver.

It was only after the man who owned the car, Robert Walker Jr. of Carnegie, called 911 to report that he had been "jumped" and carjacked outside the Dollar General that police were able to locate him.

And that was with the help of dispatchers who used GPS technology to trace his location through his cell phone after he refused to reveal where he was. Police then found him at a friend's house on Franklin Avenue.

There, he at one point admitted to the officers that he had crashed the vehicle and then denied it, according to a police report.

The report said that Walker refused to take a breath test and would be charged with driving under the influence and "assorted other charges."

According to police, Walker "smelled of alcohol and had trouble standing on his own."

The charges will proceed by summons.

Money Stolen From Debit Account

Heidi Cunningham of 311 Munnell St. told Canonsburg police Monday she discovered $900 was missing from her debit account through the Washington Area Teacher's Credit Union. She said the charges to her account were for online purchases.

Property Damage Reported

Rebecca O'Donnell of 206 E. College St. told Canonsburg police Monday morning that someone had struck her fence sometime overnight, knocking down a panel.


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