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Baldwin Police Arrest Man After Crash

And another DUI arrest in these Baldwin police notes from the past week.

He Knew What Was Coming

A man who crashed his vehicle into a metal pole on a grassy median near the Mifflin Road exit off of East Carson Street early on Saturday morning knew what was coming to him.

Luke Benedict Royer Jr., 32, of Woodhill Drive in Munhall Borough, admitted to recently drinking alcohol after a Baldwin Borough police officer approached his crashed vehicle at around 2:45 that day in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood, according to a Baldwin police report.

Royer was cooperative with police, even admitting that he deserved punishment, the report states.

The Baldwin officer observed Royer's vehicle swerving on East Carson/River Road in north Baldwin a few minutes prior to the crash. The officer was heading north on East Carson before he turned around to follow the southbound Royer, who had passed two vehicles on East Carson before exiting and crashing.

Royer, whom the officer said smelled strongly of alcohol, told the officer that he was not injured, according to the police report, and agreed to be put through field-sobriety tests.

Royer failed those tests before being arrested and taken to the Baldwin police station, where he twice failed breath-analyzer tests before eventually being released.

Police are charging Royer with suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

DUI Arrest on Streets Run Road

A motorist failed to use a turn signal at the Streets Run Road-Stark Road intersection at around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, according to a Baldwin Borough police report.

After the traffic offense, a Baldwin police officer followed the motorist—Douglas Patrick Martin, 49, of Pleasant Street in South Park Township—on Streets Run and learned that Martin's vehicle's registration had expired.

The officer pulled Martin over along Streets Run and smelled alcohol while conversing with him, according to the report. Martin was put through field-sobriety tests, which he failed, before being arrested and taken to the Baldwin police station, where he twice failed breath-analyzer tests before being released to the custody of his wife.

Police are charging Martin with suspicion of DUI. His driver's license was already under suspension due to a prior DUI conviction.

Read through other Baldwin Borough police items here.

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Sasafras Jackson October 16, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Robert - do you know what happened at the corner of Wheaton Drive and Southvue Drive last Friday? Lots of police cars and neighbors wandering. I hope all was ok. I was on my way to enjoy a super burger from Eat N’ Park when I saw the scene and began to fret.
Margaret French October 16, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Just great Sasafras... now you are going to have me craving a super burger! :) LOL
Sasafras Jackson October 16, 2012 at 05:02 PM
haha..lol Margaret! The only time that you will ever see my name appear on these police logs is when someone tries to "jack" one of my super burgers...haha lol. Of course I am being facetious. I do not condone violence towards another's super burger! Enjoy the day all! As Uncle Helix says, “I can smell Old Man Winter's flatulence, so he must be close!” God bless.
Robert Edward Healy, III October 16, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Sas, I hadn't heard anything about it, but it was LIKELY a traffic accident. Have your neighbors told you otherwise?
Sasafras Jackson October 16, 2012 at 06:18 PM
I did not ask any of them if they saw the scene. I don't suspect that they have though...they love gossip! haha Hope you are well!
Robert Edward Healy, III October 16, 2012 at 06:23 PM
LIkewise, friend.

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