Home News Crime & Punishment Police Blotter

Police Blotter

195

State Police, Butler

Sept. 11 — A Bucks County woman was charged with drunken driving stemming from a traffic stop about 11:25 p.m. Sept. 1 in Slippery Rock.

Police said they stopped Kelsey B. Thoensen, 20, of New Holland for crossing over the center line multiple times on Harmony Road in Slippery Rock Township and on Franklin Street in Slippery Rock.

She was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, according to court documents, and she was taken for a breath test, which showed her blood-alcohol level was 0.094 percent.

Thoensen is charged with driving under the influence, DUI by a minor, underage drinking, careless driving and five counts of failing to keep right.

Sept. 11 — Aaron M. Zitalone, 20, of Butler was charged with drunken driving stemming from a traffic stop about 2:25 a.m. Sept. 2 on Franklin Street in Slippery Rock. He was stopped, police said, after running a red light at North Main and New Castle streets in the borough.

Zitalone was arrested after failing field sobriety tests, according to court documents, and he was taken for a breath test, which showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.093 percent.

In Pennsylvania, drivers under 21 are considered to be intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.02 percent or higher. The legal limit for deemed adult drivers is 0.08 percent.

Zitalone is charged with driving under the influence, DUI by a minor, underage drinking, careless driving and failing to stop at a red light.

Sept. 05 — An Allegheny County man was charged with being more than 2½ times the state’s legal limit for alcohol stemming from a traffic stop last month in Slippery Rock.

Police said they stopped the defendant, Bradley V. Collas, 21, of South Park, at 2:10 a.m. after they saw his car cross over the center line on Branchton Road in Slippery Rock Township and the fog line on Franklin Street in neighboring Slippery Rock.

Collas submitted to a portable breath test device that indicated he had alcohol in his system, according to court documents. He also failed field sobriety tests.

Police subsequently took Collas for a breath test that showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.22 percent. In Pennsylvania, a level of 0.08 percent is considered intoxicated.

In addition to driving under the influence, Collas is charged with failing to keep right, disregarding traffic lanes and failing to carry his driver’s license.

Aug. 31 — Police charged Louise E. Cain, 68, of Slippery Rock with DUI in connection with an earlier traffic stop in Slippery Rock Township. She was pulled over Aug. 23, according to court documents, for crossing over the solid yellow line five times and the white fog line once on Route 173.

Cain admitted she had a glass of wine earlier that evening, police said. She later showed impairment during field sobriety testing. A breath test indicated her blood-alcohol level was 0.15 percent.

She is charged with DUI and disregarding traffic lanes.