Friday, July 31, 2015

Stoner charged with DUI

Alright, I admit that headline is probably the only reason I'm writing this first item up, since it's outside of Delco, but sometimes ironic press releases are just too good to pass up.

Stoner charged with DUI


Alright, I admit that headline is probably the only reason I'm writing this first item up, since it's outside of Delco, but sometimes ironic press releases are just too good to pass up.

Around 3 a.m. Sunday, Matthew Stoner, 22 of Cochranville, was driving along Daleville Road north of Faggs Manor Road in Londonberry, Chester County, when he was involved in a single-car crash, according to state police. As a result of the crash, Stoner was charged with DUI.

It's not clear from the release whether Stoner was allegedly drunk or stoned, but police obviously believed he was one toke over the line.

Back in Delaware County in other unusual DUI news, a Chadds Ford man was arrested for DUI at his own house two weeks ago, according to police.

Robert Tacey, 63, was allegedly seen by civilians crossing the median line with his car on Route 1 at Webb Road in Chadds Ford around 8 p.m. Dec. 29, police said. After crossing the median, Tacey knocked over a traffic control sign and kept on going home, police said.

A witness wrote down Tacey's license plate, however, and state troopers arrived at his door five minutes after he got home and charged him with DUI.

Finally, a Delaware man was nabbed for keeping a whole lot of drugs in his car after he asked state troopers to to help him go through it to find his insurance and registration, according to police.

Around 5:50 p.m. Dec. 21, Jonathan Yanek, 39, of Selbyville, Del., got into a two-car crash on I-95 South in Ridley Township. After state police arrived on scene, Yanek, who caused the crashed, asked two state troopers to help him find his registration, insurance and other documents needed for the investigation, according to police.

No word in the news release as to whether or not the troopers found those documents, but police said they did find two pounds of "high grade" marijuana, 51 prescription pills and $519 in cash.

Yanek was charged with narcotics violations.

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