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DUI ARREST / FUGITIVE FROM KENTUCKY - S. HIGHLAND AVE @ W. MARKET ST.
3/2/2013 - 2:02:00 AM
On 3/2/13 @ 2:02 A.M. - WYBPD observed the operator of a motorcycle excessively revving its engine while waiting on the traffic signal on S. Highland Ave. @ W. Market St. This operator then rapidly accelerated from this position onto W. Market St., travelling over 50 mph in a legally posted 25 mph zone. Additionally, a female rear passenger was observed riding on this motorcycle and almost fell from this motorcycle several times. As the WYBPD pursued this operator, it was observed that this Harley-Davidson motorcycle exhibited an expired 1997 Pennsylvania registration plate.
This operator did stop upon WYBPD signal, and the rear passenger stumbled off the motorcycle almost falling and had to be assisted to a seated position to prevent further injury. This female passenger was identified as Carin Mary Emma HEWETT, 21 Y.O.A., W/F to be residing within the 100 block of Hokes Mill Rd., West Manchester Township. She was placed into custody and charged with Public Drunkenness.
This operator was identified as Earl Roquemore AUSTIN, 50 Y.O.A., W/M to be residing within the 1200 block of W. King St., West York Borough. Due to AUSTIN's inability to stand without swaying from side to side and stumbling as he spoke, and other signs of alcohol intoxication and impairment he was requested to perform field sobriety testing. AUSTIN was unable to complete any of the tests to any degree of competency.
AUSTIN was then placed into custody and it was determined that he had one outstanding summary arrest warrant for "Voiding Human Excretion," and a second out-of-state arrest warrant, Kentucky, for the crime of Theft By Extortion. AUSTIN was also found to be operating under a suspended driver's license (DUI related), Expired 1997 Registration, and operating without valid insurance for his motorcycle.
Earl M. AUSTIN was then transported forthwith to Central Booking for warrant service, processing and to be arraigned on the criminal charges of:
1) DUI - General Impairment
2) Recklessly Endangering Another Person (passenger HEWETT)
3) Driving While Suspended - DUI Related
4) Driving Vehicle at Safe Speed
5) Registration and Certificate of Title Required (expired 1997 plate)
6) Operating Vehicle without Required Financial Responsibility (no insurance)
Earl M. AUSTIN was also arraigned separately on the criminal charge of:
1) Fugtive From Justice - (Kentucky arrest warrant)
Carin HEWETT was also transported to Central Booking for the charge of;
1) Public Drunkenness