A Baldwin Borough police officer came across a stopped vehicle in the middle of Lucy Drive near McAnulty Road at around 12:23 a.m. on Wednesday. Its driver was asleep behind the wheel, according to Baldwin's police report of the incident.
The officer smelled alcohol upon approaching the driver—Steven Brnusak, 31, of Millet Lane in Pleasant Hills Borough. Brnusak then failed field-sobriety tests, was arrested and was transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for a blood test (results pending) before being taken home and released to the custody of his wife.
He is being charged with suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
National Take Back Initiative
Baldwin police are participating in a National Take Back Initiative aimed at reducing pollution caused by the disposal of drugs.
Anyone interested in disposing his or her unwanted or expired medications—just pills, no liquids—should bring them to the police station along Churchview Avenue (part of the borough municipal complex) on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"It used to be we would pour our expired medication down the drain," Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott has said, "but now, we have the concern of what's in the water system."
Read through other Baldwin Borough police items here.
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