Thursday, September 10, 2009

Police Report: September 9-10

September 9th:

3200 block of Upshur Street: At about 6 pm officers on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle driving erratically through the area. The officers stopped the vehicle to interview the driver. During the interview the officers smelled an odor of alcohol about the driver’s person. The driver submitted to Standard Field Sobriety Testing which was inconclusive. The officers also observed a crack pipe in the vehicle’s ash tray. The driver was issued a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia. They also determined that although the SFST results were inconclusive it was not safe to allow him to continue driving. His vehicle was impounded and he was sent on his way without further incident.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11 parking lot): At about 9:45 p.m. officers were called to investigate a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the victim’s vehicle was parked and unoccupied in the 7-11 lot and was struck by a second vehicle which failed to stop and provide information. The officers obtained a possible partial tag number from a witness and will pursue a follow-up investigation based on that information.

September 10th (early morning):

3200 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:05 a.m. officers on patrol observed a vehicle spinning wheels and driving at a speed which was greater than reasonable and prudent. The officers stopped the vehicle to interview the driver. During the interview the officers developed a reasonable suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to standard field sobriety testing which he failed. He refused to submit to a breathalyzer exam and was issued several traffic citations including DUI/DWI. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

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