Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The crash happened early Sunday morning on state Route 980.
Cecil Township police are charging a Canonsburg man with driving under the influence following a crash on state Route 980 early Sunday morning. Officers were dispatched to the area after Washington County 911 received a phone call from a driver who had passed the crash scene. When police arrived, officers said they discovered that the vehicle had crashed into a guard rail on state Route 980 near its intersection with Muse-Bishop—and that the driver, later identified as Allen Wargo Jr., 24, of Vista Drive, was asleep behind the wheel. Officers roused Wargo and asked him if he had been drinking. The man reportedly admitted to police that he had been drinking at home. While conversing with Wargo, officers noted that the man's eyes were …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Cecil Township police are awaiting the results of a blood draw.
Charges of driving under the influence are pending against an 18-year-old Cecil Township man who crashed head on into a tree on Grange Road in Cecil Township Saturday night. Cecil police said a passing motorist called 911 around 8:15 p.m. Saturday to report that a red Chevy pickup truck had struck an embankment near the car wash on Millers Run Road and then made a right on Grange Road. Officers caught up with the vehicle, it was crashed head on into a large tree on the south berm, police said. Officer said it appeared as though the driver, later identified as Allan David Hofrichter, 18, of North DePaoli Road, had failed to negotiate a slight right-hand curve in the roadway. When police approached the vehicle, they Hofrichter was unconsious…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Police say the suspect had four times the legal limit for alcohol in his system.
Cecil Township police charged a Pittsburgh man with driving under the influence after officers said they observed the man driving in the wrong lane of traffic early Saturday morning. Police said officers noticed a car being driven by Ryan Staley, 30, driving on the wrong side of the road as he was traveling East on Millers Run Road around 1:15 a.m. Saturday. Police pulled Staley over, and officers said the man appeared to be confused, and unable to locate his driver's license and registration information. They also noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person, and that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. Staley slurred his speech as he spoke, police said. Staley was asked to submit to a field sobriety test, which …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Police said the Avella man was driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone.
When Cecil Township police first saw the silver Pontiac early Sunday morning, officers noted that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed—so high that, although officers pulled out to follow it, the car was out of site by the time they turned onto Millers Run Road. But as police returned to the Cecil Township Municipal Building, they noted scattered car parts along the roadway before seeing the Pontiac the second time—and even though the vehicle had crashed in the parking lot, it again sped away down Millers Run Road. Police pursued the vehicle, which officers noted was traveling about 60 mph in a 35 mph zone, and was smoking and leaking fluids. The vehicle crossed the center line and onto the berm of the road several times, …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Police said Arnold Olsen has a blood-alcohol content of .106 percent.
A burnt-out headline led to charges of driving under the influence for a local man. Cecil Township police charged Arnold Olsen, of Cecil, with two counts of DUI stemming from a traffic stop on Southpointe Boulevard near Morganza Road at 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said that when officers stopped Olsen, the smell of alcohol was emanating from him and that his eyes were bloodshot and glassy. Asked it he had consumed any alcohol, Olsen said he had two beers. Police took him into custody on suspicion of DUI after a field sobriety test showed signs of impairment. Olsen was transported to the Cecil Township Police Department, where a breath test showed that he had a .106 percent blood-alcohol content.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Here is the latest from the Cecil Township Police Department.
A Cecil Township man told police that someone stole a gun from inside his pickup truck. Robert S. Sowinsky told police on Monday that a stainless steel Smith & Wesson 9mm gun had been stolen from his truck—and said he noticed it missing on Friday. Sowinsky told police he thought it had been stolen while he was in a retail establishment in McDonald, but said he could not be sure. The gun was in a Velcro holster, and included a double-leather magazine holder. It was attached to a black leather belt. Sowinsky told police the value of the gun was about $800. DUI to be Charged A Cecil Township woman will be charged with DUI after officers reportedly saw her weaving in and out of traffic on Monday night. Police said Margaret E. McFalls was …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Police said the woman had a .165 blood alcohol level.
Cecil police are charging a township woman with being incapable of safe driving and driving under the influence after officers said she was driving on the wrong side of the road last week. Katherine White, 51, of Cecil-Henderson Road, was driving west on Baker Road Thursday night when police said she approached the crest of a hill and drifted into the left lane. Police said she stayed in the wrong lane until an officer activated his overhead lights to initiate a traffic stop. When approached by the officer, White could not locate her license and registration information, police said. The officer noted that the woman's movement was slow, that her speech was "mumbled" and that the smell of alcohol emanated from her. White admitted to having …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Canonsburg police Chief R.T. Bell confirmed that the female driver will likely be charged with driving under the influence.
A suspected drunk driver will likely be charged after she reportedly slammed her vehicle into a Canonsburg police cruiser early Thursday morning, causing significant damage to one of the department's new vehicles. "It was really damaged," police Chief R.T. Bell confirmed. The crash happened while police were on a call around 1 a.m., and Bell said the lights were flashing when the woman's car careened into the cruiser. No further information was immediately available Thursday morning. Check back with Canon-McMillan Patch for more details as they become available.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The incident happened Friday evening.
A Cecil man was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a DUI-related suspended license, and was given a citation for a burnt-out headlight after a traffic stop in the township Friday night. Police said that Glenn A. Gauthier Jr., 31, was driving south on state Route 980 when Cecil Township officers spotted the broken headlight, noted the vehicle was travelling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. Gauthier continued driving for about a half-mile before pulling over, police said. When officers approached the vehicle, the man could not provide license, registration and insurance information. Police said Gauthier's eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and that there was a strong odor of alcohol emanating from him. …
The incident happened in Cecil Township Saturday.
Cecil Township police said Timothy Vought was driving north on Georgetown Road Saturday night when officers saw him first travel on and off the center line, then, while negotiating a right-hand turn, slow almost to a stop before suddenly speeding up—driving over the berm and ending up in the wrong lane of traffic. When police stopped the vehicle and approached Vought, 44, of Canonsburg, officers said he appeared confused and was unable to locate his license, registration and insurance information. Officers said the man smelled like alcohol, and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot. That's when police asked Vought to submit to a field sobriety test, one officers said showed signs of impairment. Police then took the man into custody for …