On 06/21/2019 at approximately 0226 hours, an Officer from the West Manchester Township Police Department was on patrol in a marked police vehicle on Roosevelt Avenue at Route 30. While waiting for a red traffic signal, the Officer observed a white Volkswagen Jetta and a silver Honda CRV, traveling west on Route 30 at a higher than usual rate of speed. As these vehicles approached the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue, the traffic light turned yellow. Both vehicle's then accelerated toward the intersection. The traffic signal, controlling west bound traffic on Rte. 30, then turned red. Both vehicle then entered the intersection and proceeded through the steady red traffic signal.
Due to the traffic violation, the Officer began to follow both vehicles west on Route 30.
While both vehicles were traveling west on Route 30, between Kenneth Road and Carlisle Road, the Officer used the tracker speed timing device in the patrol vehicle to determine that the Jetta was traveling 72.1 MPH, in the 55 MPH zone. The CRV was pacing the Jetta and was traveling at the same speed.
Both vehicle's exited Route 30 and had to stop for a red light controlling the intersection at Carlisle Road. The Officer pulled up beside the CRV and looked at Jones. Jones would not look at me, however, I was able to clearly see her face. Jones was the only occupant in the vehicle.
A traffic stop was conducted on the Jetta and a citation was issued to the driver.
On 06/21/2019 at approximately 0304 hours, the Officer drove into the Walmart parking lot and located Alexandra Jones seated in her silver colored Honda CRV. A registration check indicated that Jones' vehicle registration had been suspended. Jones's vehicle was parked near the lawn and garden entrance, she was in the driver's seat, and the vehicle was running. The Officer activated his emergency lights and approached Jones' driver's window. As he did so Jones, stuffed an item, later identified as a container of marijuana, on the floor near the center console. The Officer explained that he was stopping her because of the previous red light and max speed violations.
While the Officer was speaking with Jones, he could smell an odor of burning marijuana coming from within the vehicle. The Officer noticed that her eyes were blood shot and he could see a marijuana pipe and a marijuana grinder on top of the center console. For these reasons, the Officer asked Jones to exit her vehicle.
The Officer asked Jones if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages or drugs recently. Jones stated that she had consumed two drinks and had smoke marijuana seven hours ago. Jones later changed her statement and admitted to smoking marijuana minutes before the traffic stop while waiting for the Jetta driver in the Walmart parking lot. Jones also stated that there was a marijuana grinder, a marijuana pipe, and THC oil within her vehicle.
The Officer then requested that Jones consent to a portable breath test (PBT), to which she agreed. Jones was also asked to perform some field sobriety (FSTs) and standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs), to which she agreed. The SFST’s were performed and Jones showed signs of marijuana impairment.
Given the Officer’s observations, documented above, he placed Jones under arrest for driving under the influence to a degree that would render her incapable of safe driving. Jones was transported to Central Booking, where she was read the DL-26B. Jones consented to a blood test. The toxicology results of that blood test were later provided by NMS labs and concluded that Jones had a BAC of .024 and 34 ng/ml of Deta-9 Carboxy THC in her blood.
Based upon the above information, Alexandra Rae Jones was charged with 1 count of DUI, Misdemeanor, 1 count of a Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana, Misdemeanor and 1 count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor.