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Man Found Slumped Over Steering Wheel

Police got the report about a man in a car on a major road just before midnight Friday.


A 32-year-old Phoenixville man faces charges after East Pikeland Police say he was found "slumped over the steering wheel of the vehicle" he was sitting in in the 300 block of Schuylkill Road (in front of Advanced Auto) just before midnight Friday.

According to police officers gave Nathan Stauffer a field sobriety test which police say he failed. He was arrested, processed and released to await a hearing at a later date and time.


Average Citizen October 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM
If he was passed out in his car, not driving on the road, how is that a DUI? If anything this poor SOB showed enough sense to get off the road instead of driving drunk but these cops are so eager to get a DUI , they charge a guy who wasn't even driving. Tresspassing, maybe but DUI when you aren't driving? Please!
Bob T October 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM
I agree that he showed good sense by pulling over. But, did you consider how he got to that pull-over place? He didn't pull or push his car there. So, he must have been DRIVING under the influence, I guess.
Average Citizen October 15, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Unless the car was running, a good lawyer beats this case in court. The guy could say he met some people at that lot, went out drinking with them, got dropped off there and passed out. Best they can PROVE is public drunkenness or trespassing and even that is not a slam dunk. If he is too poor to get a good laywer, he'll get screwed and end up being railroaded into a guilty plea and about 3K in fines. American justice at it's finest.
Here and Now October 15, 2013 at 03:02 PM
America Runs on Drunken
harryfinster October 15, 2013 at 09:35 PM
another phoenixville gesa,glassy eyed smelled of alcohal
Obama Remorse October 16, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Another late night at the Grid...
Ray Laird November 02, 2013 at 03:28 AM
I would like my friends to receve the patch too
Maureen November 06, 2013 at 02:44 PM
I think you can get charged if your keys are in the ignition?

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