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Philadelphia man faces charges after two-car crash on S. Eisenhower: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Posted 9/13/17

Wayne J. Sewell, 61, of the 200 block of 64th St., Philadelphia, has been charged with DUI and DUI-highest rate of alcohol, police report.

The charges were filed following a two-vehicle crash just …

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Philadelphia man faces charges after two-car crash on S. Eisenhower: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

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Wayne J. Sewell, 61, of the 200 block of 64th St., Philadelphia, has been charged with DUI and DUI-highest rate of alcohol, police report.

The charges were filed following a two-vehicle crash just before 5 p.m. Aug. 20 in the 800 block of South Eisenhower Boulevard.

According to police, Sewell was the driver of a 2016 Hyundai Sonata that struck a 2016 Dodge Charger that was parked at the Holiday Inn on Eisenhower Boulevard. 

The investigating officer said Sewell’s car went over a curb in the parking lot and struck the unoccupied car. 

Police said Sewell’s car sustained damage to its front and was leaking oil.

Police said alcohol was found in a breath sample from Sewell that was analyzed with a portable Breathalyzer. Following field sobriety tests, he was taken to the Dauphin County Judicial Center and then to the Harrisburg Hospital after telling police he was dizzy and had back pain. 

Blood was drawn and tested for the possible presence of intoxicants. Results of the tests were not reported.

Sewell is scheduled to appear before District Judge Michael Smith on Oct. 4 for a preliminary hearing.

Cited

Thomas B. Lewis Jr., 26, of the 3000 block of Chambers Hill Road, Harrisburg, was issued a citation for harassment following an incident at 2:12 a.m. Aug. 18 in the 1000 block of South Eisenhower Boulevard, police reported

According to police, Lewis struck a woman in the face during an argument. No medical attention was needed.

Cited after crash

Citations for speeding and driving without insurance were filed against a Middletown resident after her SUV struck a parked truck and a barn in the 2000 block of North Union Street just before 3 p.m. Aug. 29.

Police said Tahesha T. Valles, 42, of the 300 block of North Pine Street, was passing another vehicle and lost control of her 2003 GMC Yukon and struck an unoccupied 2014 Ford F-150 truck and a barn. 

Valles’ vehicle sustained major damage to its front and was towed from the scene. Both the truck and barn were damaged but police did not specify the extent.

Police said it was raining at the time and passing is not permitted on that section of road. There was no need for emergency medical services.

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