Gwynedd Valley Man Arrested on Suspicion of DUI
Police incident information from Whitemarsh Police Department.
According to Whitemarsh Police Reports, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at approximately 10:21 a.m., police were dispatched to the 500 block of Bethlehem Pike in Fort Washington for the report of an intoxicated pedestrian.
Officers allegedly located the individual inside a black Lexus that had heavy, disabling front end damage.
According to police reports, police had the driver, a 62-year-old Gwynedd Valley man, perform several field sobriety tests, which he failed. Police had the suspect perform a breathalyzer test, which allegedly register 0 percent for blood alcohol content, according to reports.
The suspect told police that he had not been drinking but had taken an Ambien the night before along with a pair of health medications, according to the report.
Police determined that he had crashed the vehicle into a fire hydrant in front of the Fort Washington State Park entrance, according to the police reports, and took him into custody under suspicion of DUI.
Court record do not yet show any charges as being filed.