Police: Man Drove Erratically, Arrested on DUI

The following arrest information was supplied by the Butler Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A 50-year-old Sussex man was arrested on DUI charges in Thursday after police said he was allegedly seen driving in an erratic manner on Route 23 at about 1 a.m.

Michael A. Evans was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, failure to maintain a lane, operating with an obstructed view, operating with unlawfully tinted windows and failure to wear a seatbelt.

Police responded after receiving a 9-1-1 call and Sgt. Keith Soules observed the alleged erratic driving before pulling over the vehicle. Police said the vehicle was stopped and while talking to Evans, Soules allegedly detected a strong odor of alcohol on Evans’ breath.

Evans was given a series of field sobriety tests, which police said he failed, and after being transported to the station, was given a breath test which police said revealed a .19 percent Blood Alcohol Concentration on his breath.

Also from the Butler Police Department

Forty-seven-year-old Laurence J. Zucker, of Butler, was charged with DUI Tuesday after police said he was allegedly involved in a disturbance on George Street around 10:43 p.m.

Police responded to George Street and Zucker had apparently left the scene, but was later observed driving his vehicle into the parking lot of the Butler police station. In speaking with Zucker, police patrol members said they allegedly smelled the odor of alcoholic beverages on his breath. He was given several field sobriety tests, which police said he failed, and was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving. He was released to a friend with a court summons.

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Sherry May 06, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Could not notice that the 50 year old sussex driver. Got a d u i in the record And our local patch. He also was charge with tinted windows and several other complaints. There are officier that all so have tinted windows and some have no front lic plates .How is this ok for the men and women that wear a badge ? OR IS IT DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO?


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