January 11, 2017
These items have been collected from various police departments. State Police, Butler Dec. 30 — Cindy L. Hufnagel, 58, of Connoquenessing Township was charged with drunken driving stemming from a suspected hit-and-run crash Nov. 1 in Center Township. Police said Hufnagel was traveling east on the 900 block of Mercer Road about 8:45 p.m. when her pickup truck crossed the double-yellow lines and hit a westbound vehicle. No injuries were reported. The defendant did not stop despite her losing one front tire in the wreck. She continued driving “with one rim and no tire on it sparking down (Route 356) near the Dick’s Sporting Goods,” according to court documents. Police eventually found the truck and Hufnagel, who smelled of alcohol. A breath test subsequently showed her blood-alcohol level at 0.182 percent, documents said, more than twice the state’s 0.08 percent legal limit. She is charged with driving under the influence, hit-and-run, failing to stop and give information or render aid after an accident, disobeying traffic control devices, driving on the wrong side of the road, crossing into opposing traffic and hitting another vehicle, disregarding traffic lanes, careless driving and reckless driving. Middlesex Twp Police Dec. 30 — Kathryn C. Demor, 57, of Gibsonia was charged with drunken driving stemming from a traffic stop Dec. 12 on Route 228 west. The arresting officer said he stopped Demor’s car after it crossed into his opposing lane of traffic. Demor was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. She was taken to UPMC Passavant Cranberry for a blood test, which subsequently showed her blood-alcohol level at 0.15 percent. A level of 0.08 percent is considered intoxicated under state law. Penn Twp Police Dec. 28 — Police charged Adam R. Baehr, 22, of Forward Township with misdemeanor drug possession in connection with a traffic stop Dec. 6. Baehr was a passenger in the vehicle that was stopped about 8 a.m. on Brownsdale Road. The officer was monitoring morning traffic and bus stops on the road when he pulled over the vehicle, a truck hauling a construction trailer, for lighting violations. Baehr asked to speak to the officer at the rear of the work truck, away from his boss and co-workers, court documents said. He admitted he had illegal drugs and had taken narcotics, police said. He turned over a plastic baggie containing marijuana and prescription medication, one hydrocodone pill and two Adderall pills. Baehr is charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and possession of a small amount of marijuana. Adams Twp Police Nov. 8 — Vernon L. Wise IV, 27, of Penn Township was charged with drunken driving following a one-vehicle wreck in October. Wise was allegedly more than twice the legal limit for alcohol when his pickup truck drifted off Union Church Road, hitting a utility pole and trees before ending up in the woods. He claimed the crash happened after he swerved to avoid two deer on the road. He was taken to UPMC Passavant Cranberry for a blood test, which showed his blood-alcohol level was 0.178 percent. A level of 0.08 percent is considered intoxicated under state law. In addition to driving under the influence, Wise is charged with accidents involving damage to unattended property, failing to immediately notify police of an accident, driving with an open container of alcohol and disregarding traffic lanes.