On 5/22/2019 at 2259 hours, an Officer with the West Manchester Township Police Department came upon what appeared to be a single vehicle accident with a gray Buick station wagon into a curb on Carlisle Road (NB) at Loucks Road. The Officer was approached by another driver and passenger, who witnessed the incident. They told the Officer that the vehicle was travelling north on Carlisle Road swerving and hit the curb a few times before it came to a stop just south of Loucks Road. They also indicated to me that the driver appeared to be drunk.
The Officer approached the vehicle, which was no longer running. The vehicle had PA registration. The front bumper was also damaged most likely from hitting the concrete curb. The Officer saw that the driver, later identified as Luis Alfredo Garcia, was unconscious and not responsive. The Officer attempted to wake the driver by talking to him and shaking him. The Officer had to reach through the open driver side window and take the car out of drive and put it into park along with unlocking the driver side door from the inside. The Officer immediately requested YCC to dispatch EMS. The Officer could hear Luis start to gargle along with snoring respirations. The Officer suspected that Luis might be overdosing on heroin. The Officer provided Luis with a dose of Narcan in his right nostril. A second dose of Narcan was administered due to Luis not becoming alert. Afterwards, Luis became responsive. Luis was sweating profusely and had pin point pupils. Luis did not know exactly where he was and seemed confused.
The Officer read Luis his Miranda Rights and asked Luis how much heroin he took. Luis admitted to snorting a bag of heroin while he was driving. Luis stated he is an occasional user of heroin and took some after he left his home. Luis's eyes had constricted pupils. Luis was then placed in handcuffs for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Luis refused to be checked out be EMS personnel and did not wish to go to the hospital.
The Officer transported Luis to Central Booking for a blood draw. He was read the DL-26B form for chemical blood testing. Luis confirmed he understood his rights and wished to consent to a chemical test of blood. At 2352 hours, I observed a Phlebotomist draw two tubes of blood from Luis' left arm. The blood was sent to NMS Labs for further analysis.
Based on the above information, Luis Alfredo Garcia was charged with 1 count of DUI.