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Speeding case leads to DUI charge: Police and Courts Roundup

Posted 7/10/19

Middletown police pulled over a vehicle for speeding, and that led to a DUI charge for a borough resident.

David Wayne Delawder, 37, of the 200 block of North Pine Street, also was driving with a …

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Speeding case leads to DUI charge: Police and Courts Roundup

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Middletown police pulled over a vehicle for speeding, and that led to a DUI charge for a borough resident.

David Wayne Delawder, 37, of the 200 block of North Pine Street, also was driving with a license that had been suspended for DUI, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy.

It was the third time Delawder had been caught driving with a license suspended for DUI, police said.

Police observed Delawder driving a 2013 green Ford Escape at a high rate of speed in excess of the posted limit in the 600 block of Vine Street just before 1 a.m. July 4.

Police took chase but could not pull Delawder over until the 2800 block.

Delawder smelled of alcohol and showed signs of being impaired, police said. His blood-alcohol percentage was 0.197 percent, according to a field breath test. Blood was drawn from Delawder at the county booking center, but results were not reported.

Delawder is charged with DUI, and having a blood alcohol content of 0.02 or higher, third offense.

Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured, and a preliminary hearing is set for July 15.

Charges in Londonderry dispute

State Police charged a man following a dispute in the first block of Letti Drive, Londonderry Township, shortly before noon July 4.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy said that Douglas Andrew Greenly, 28, of Letti Drive, struck a woman and injured her tongue.

Police said Greenly also threatened to slash the tires of a vehicle the woman was in as she was fleeing the residence. Greenly also took a child from the vehicle and took him inside the residence, police said.

Greenly was arraigned July 4 before District Judge Hanif L. Johnson Sr. and charged with coerce/threat to commit crime, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, and criminal attempt-criminal mischief-damage to property.

Bail was set at $5,000 unsecured. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 15.

Arrest in Genesis Court dispute

Middletown police charged a borough man following an incident in the first block of Genesis Court at about 3 a.m. June 29.

David William Potts, 32, of the same address, punched a woman, smacked her to the ground, and was kicked her and pulled her up by her hair, police said in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy. Potts also threw the woman’s cellphone at her, causing the screen to shatter.

Police said the woman’s left eye was black and blue and swollen.

She had bruises on her left shoulder and arm and left knee. She had blood on the inside of her left ear, which was swollen, and had been bleeding from her nose, police said.

Potts was arraigned before Judy on July 1 and charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, harassment, and criminal mischief.

Monetary bail was set at $10,000. A preliminary hearing is set for July 15.