On 03/28/19 at 1150 hours, an officer with the West Manchester Township Police Department was in uniform on patrol in a marked police vehicle, traveling north on Kenneth Road. During this time, the officer observed a white colored Hyundai Accent, traveling south on Kenneth Road in front of him, between Trolley Road and Loucks Road. As this vehicle came into the officer’s view, he could see that the vehicle had crossed over the double yellow line and was traveling completely outside of the southbound lane. This continued for more than 100 feet before the vehicle returned to a proper lane position. The officer then observed the vehicle enter the straight/left turn lane at Loucks Road and stop for the red light. The driver did not activate the vehicle's left turn signal until after the vehicle had stopped for the red light. The driver then made a left turn on Loucks Road without signaling the turn at least 150 feet before making the turn.
As the vehicle approached the Weis Markets parking lot, the officer activated his emergency lights. The vehicle stopped and the officer made contact with the driver. The officer asked the driver for her driver's license, registration, and insurance card. The driver handed me a PA driver's license with the name Marie Olshefski, DOB 12/31/1960, which identified the driver as the defendant.
While the officer was speaking with the defendant, he could smell an odor of alcoholic beverages and noticed that the defendant's eyes were bloodshot. The officer asked the defendant if she had consumed any alcoholic beverages recently. The defendant stated that she had consumed three 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 165%. At that point, the officer asked the defendant to perform some standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs). As the defendant exited the vehicle, the officer noticed that her balance was very poor.
The SFSTs were conducted on a level macadam surface and were first explained and demonstrated before being administered to the defendant. The defendant showed signs of impairment during the SFSTs.
The officer placed the defendant under arrest for driving under the influence to a degree that would render her incapable of safe driving. The defendant was handcuffed, searched, and placed in the rear of the police car. The defendant was transported to Central Booking and consented to a blood test, which was given within two hours of the defendant being placed under arrest for DUI. The toxicology results of that blood test will be provided by NMS labs.
A PADL check suggested that the defendant had been charged with DUI on 12/21/12 and was subsequently convicted. For this reason, the defendant is Target 25. Based on the above information, the officer requested that the defendant be arraigned for DUI.