A 28-year-old Phoenixville man was arrested Thursday night after a car accident was determined to be caused by DUI, Phoenixville Police are reporting.
Wagner Lopez-Lopez was charged with several counts of DUI, accidental damage to an unattended vehicle, careless driving, disregarding traffic lane, failure to stop and give information or render aid, and driving without a license.
According to court documents, officers responded to an accident on Morgan Street and Gay Street on August 29 at 11:37 p.m. and found Lopez-Lopez on the scene. The eventual defendant, who identified himself as the driver, had crashed his Geo Storm.
Lopez-Lopez, police say, had glassy and bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and smelled like alcohol. When asked what happened, Lopez-Lopez explained, according to the affidavit of probable cause, “I left the club and I was too drunk, so I lost control of the steering wheel and crashed against the car.”
Police say Lopez was too intoxicated to attempt a field sobriety test. He was transported to Phoenixville Hospital to have blood drawn for testing, then transferred to the Schuylkill Township Police Department for processing.
Unable to post bail, he was placed in Chester County Prison. He faces preliminary hearing on September 6.