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Phoenixville Man Charged with DUI for August Crash

The man, 20 at the time of the crash, reportedly had a BAC of nearly twice the legal limit.

A Phoenixville man was charged last week for his role in a one-car August accident, at which time he was underage.

Oliver Alfonsi, now 21, faces charges of two counts of DUI, disregarding traffic lane, careless driving, and failure to use his seatbelt stemming from an August 16 accident on the 3000 block of Phoenixville Pike in Charlestown Township.

According to court documents, when state police arrived at the scene at approximately 11:52 p.m., Alfonsi was “lying on the ground crying and throwing up.” Police said he had glassy, bloodshot eyes, seemed “spacy,” and smelled like alcohol.

“I further observed him to be slurring what little speech he attempted to say,” the officer wrote in the affidavit.

While Alfonsi was unable to explain to the officer how the crash occurred, his passenger, also 20, said Alfonsi was driving the car and swerved to avoid a deer.

Alfonsi was taken to Paoli Hospital to have blood drawn for testing. The results of the test, which police received on September 10, showed he had a BAC of .151—almost twice the legal limit—and indicated he had THC in his system.

Alfonsi faces preliminary hearing on November 15.

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