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State Police, Butler

Wednesday — Austin T. Freeman, 22, of Pittsburgh was charged with driving on drugs and alcohol stemming from an August traffic stop in Slippery Rock. Police said they pulled him over about 10:50 p.m. Aug. 31 after his car crossed over the double yellow line on Franklin Street.

Freeman admitted that he had smoked marijuana earlier that day, according to court documents, and he subsequently failed field sobriety tests. He was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital for a blood test.

Toxicology reports confirmed he had marijuana in his system. Additionally, his blood-alcohol level was 0.069 percent.

He is charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, DUI, driving under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol, failing to keep right and disregarding traffic lanes.

Monday — Jonathan Charles-Pierre, 27, of Slippery Rock was charged with having marijuana in connection with a traffic stop earlier this month in Slippery Rock. He was stopped about 07:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Route 173 and School Drive after police say they saw an expired inspection sticker on his car.

Police said Charles-Pierre let them search the car after they questioned the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to court documents. The search turned up a plastic bag containing nine small baggies of suspected marijuana

He is charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license, driving without a license, driving an unregistered vehicle and driving without valid inspection.