On 6/16/2019, at approximately 0124 hours, an Officer from the West Manchester Police Department was on duty and traveling behind a gray Ford SUV. The registration was expired from 2/2019 and also showed that it was suspended for insurance cancellation. As a result, the Officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle.
The Officer approached the driver side door and made contact with the driver, who was identified as the Defendant, Rebecca Rice. The Officer explained to her why he stopped her vehicle. As he was speaking to the Defendant, he detected a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages and noticed that her speech was slurred. The Officer asked the Defendant. if she had anything to drink prior to driving. She stated that she was a bartender at a bar in East York and that she had 1 "shift drink" prior to leaving. The Officer administered a PBT to the Defendant. which detected the presence of alcohol and suggested a BAC of .133.
The Officer had the Defendant exit her vehicle and advised her that he was going to conduct field sobriety testing to determine if she was capable of safe driving. The SFST’s were performed and the Defendant showed signs of impairment. Upon completion, the Officer took the Defendant into custody.
The Defendant was placed into the patrol vehicle and was advised that she was under arrest for DUI. The Defendant was then transported to Central Booking for a blood draw for BAC. Prior to the blood draw, the Officer fully read PennDot Form DL-26 (concerning Implied Consent) to the Defendant. She stated that she understood and submitted to the blood draw in my presence.
The Defendant’s toxicology report was completed by NMS Labs on 6/26/2019. The report concluded the Defendant’s BAC was .116%.
Based on the above information, Rebecca Maureen Rice was charged with 2 counts of DUI, Misdemeanor and 1 Traffic Violation.