Saturday, October 10, 2015

Cops: One DUI driver hit police car, another fell asleep at gas pump

From the stupid criminal files at the Daily News, here's a couple of allegedly not-so-bright bulbs to brighten your Tuesday.

Cops: One DUI driver hit police car, another fell asleep at gas pump


From the stupid criminal files at the Daily News, here's a couple of allegedly not-so-bright bulbs to brighten your Tuesday.

Around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, two state troopers had a car pulled over on I-95 South in Upland when Kendall Fisher Jr., 23, of Chester, a drunk driver with a suspended license who had not yet been spotted by police, sped by the traffic stop and hit the state police cruiser, making the troopers vividly aware of his presence on the road, according to a news release.

When they tried to pull Fisher over, he initially chose to flee but did eventually stop, police said.

No one suffered serious injuries in the crash and Fisher was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, fleeing or attempting to elude police, driving on a suspended license and related offenses.

In an unrelated DUI case, William Sweeney, 41, of Aston, was at a gas pump at a WaWa in Chester Heights around 7 p.m. Oct. 15 when he fell asleep in his car while it was in drive with his foot on the brake, police said.

Several WaWa employees tried to wake Sweeney up but failed, police said. A state trooper was then called to the scene and while the trooper's knocks on the windows didn't awake Sweeney, he did wake up when the trooper opened the door and turned off the car, according to a news release.

Tucked neatly under Sweeney's arm, the trooper found an open and "mostly consumed" bottle of Mondavi wine, police said.

Sweeney was charged with DUI and for having open container.

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