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Slippery Rock Police

01:02 a.m. Sept. 2 — Police said Brandon L. Owens, 23, of Slippery Rock was charged with drunken driving after he was stopped for speeding and not having his front or back lights activated on Franklin Street.

Police said Owens later failed field sobriety tests and they took him for a breath test that showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.120 percent. A level of 0.08 percent is considered intoxicated under state law.

In addition to driving under the influence, he is charged with driving with a suspended license, speeding and a lighting violation.

State Police, Butler

Friday — Jeremiah T. Schmidt, 21, of Slippery Rock was charged with drugged driving stemming from a traffic stop last month in Center Township. Police said he was stopped about 9:15 p.m. Aug. for not having his headlights on while traveling on Route 8.

A trooper noticed rolling papers in the center console of Schmidt’s car, according to court documents, and the suspect allegedly admitted that he had recently smoked marijuana.

Schmidt allegedly showed impairment during field sobriety testing and was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital for a blood test. Toxicology results confirmed he had marijuana in his system. Schmidt is charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, careless driving, a lighting violation and not wearing a seat belt.

State Police, New Castle

Wednesday — Police reported they are investigating last month’s break-in of two trucks and a car at a home in the 4900 block of Old Route 422 in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County. The break-in happened the night of Aug. 12 or the morning of Aug. 13.

A purse along with about $500 in currency and other personal items were taken from a car belonging to a 64-year-old woman. Both trucks, owed by a 69-year-old man, were ransacked but nothing was taken.