On 06/12/2019 at 0204 hours, an Officer from the West Manchester Township Police Department was on patrol, traveling west on Loucks Road. The Officer observed a black Mazda sedan, traveling west on Loucks Road in front of him. As this vehicle approached the stop sign controlled intersection of Loucks Road and Carlisle Road, the Officer observed the vehicle make a right turn onto Carlisle Rd. without first stopping for the stop sign.
The Officer activated his emergency lights and the vehicle pulled over to the right berm and stopped.
The Officer made contact with the driver. The Officer asked the driver for his driver's license, registration, and insurance card. The driver handed me a PA driver's license with the name Seth A. Knaper, which identified the driver as the defendant.
While the Officer was speaking with the defendant, he could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverages and noticed that the defendant's eyes were bloodshot. The officer asked the defendant if had consumed any alcoholic beverages recently. The defendant stated that he had consumed 3 or 4 drinks.
The Officer then requested that the defendant consent to a portable breath test (PBT), to which the defendant agreed. The PBT results suggested a BAC of .189%. The Officer asked the defendant to perform some standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs).
The SFSTs were conducted and the defendant showed signs of impairment.
Given the Officer’s observations, documented above, he placed the defendant under arrest for driving under the influence to a degree that would render him incapable of safe driving. The defendant was transported to York Hospital where he was read the DL-26B form. The defendant then consented to a blood test. The toxicology results of that blood test, provided by NMS labs, concluded that the defendant's BAC was .175%.
Based on the above information, Seth A. Knaper was charged with 1 count of DUI, Misdemeanor.