A Canonsburg man was cited with driving under the influence after an officer observed him swerve around a stopped vehicle on Morganza Road and zoom through a solid red light early Monday morning.
Police said they conducted a traffic stop for the vehicle, driven by Noah West, of 908 Second St.—who told officers that he ran the red light because it had lasted too long, a report indicated.
Police were able to “smell a strong odor of malt or alcoholic beverages emitting from his person,” and noted that “West’s eyes also appeared red and glassy.”
According to the police report, when officers asked West if he had consumed alcohol that evening, he replied in the affirmative, telling them he had had 10 beers.
After several field sobriety tests were given, Canonsburg police arrested West on suspicion of driving under the influence and transported the man to the North Strabane Township Police Department for breath tests to determine his blood-alcohol content.
According to police two breath tests were given, with the results being .197 percent and .199 percent, respectively—both above the state’s legal limit.
Charges of driving under the influence will proceed by summons, according to the police report.