On 06/07/19 at 0032 hours, an Officer from the West Manchester Township Police Department observed a gray Hyundai sedan, traveling east on Loucks Road in the area of Rodney Road with an inoperable center brake light and a cracked windshield. The Officer conducted a traffic stop in the Weis Markets parking lot and identified the occupants of the vehicle as Robert Tufarolo III (driver/age 18) and a female juvenile (passenger).
During the stop, Tufarolo was issued a MV-433A for the equipment violations and was released. The female juvenile was detained for the curfew violation. She was instructed to contact a parent in order to have them respond to the Weis Markets.
On 06/07/19 at approximately 0045 hours the juvenile’s father, the defendant, Adam Sweeney, arrived at Weis Markets to take custody of her. The defendant arrived in a black colored Jeep, PA registration, from the area of Roosevelt Avenue. Upon arrival, the Officer spoke with the defendant via his driver's window for the purpose of explaining the curfew violation.
While the Officer was speaking with the defendant, he could smell a very strong an odor of alcoholic beverages and noticed that the defendant's eyes were bloodshot and that his speech was slurred. The Officer asked the defendant if he had consumed any alcoholic beverages. The defendant initially stated that he had consumed three drinks. The defendant later stated that he had consumed six Troeg's Perpetual IPA's and stated that they have a greater than 7% alcohol content.
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 .181%. At that point, the defendant was asked to perform some standard field sobriety tests (SFSTs).
The SFSTs were conducted and the defendant showed signs of impairment during the SFSTs.
Given the observations, documented above, the Officer placed the defendant under arrest for driving under the influence to a degree that would render him 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 where he was read the DL-26B. The defendant then 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.
Based on the above information, Adam Sweeney was charged with 1 count of DUI.