Police Log March 28: DUIs, drugs

Pennsylvania State Police

• State police charged Joseph Matthew Wice, 41, of Delaware, with DUI and drug possession following a traffic stop in Kennett Township. A report said Wice was seen driving with his high beams against oncoming traffic and driving on the center line on Kaolin Road near E. Hillendale Road shortly after 2 a.m. on March 4. Police said they found a small amount of marijuana in his possession.

• A 22-year-old faces drug charges with intent to distribute after police stopped his vehicle because of an inoperable brake light. State police said they stopped a white Dodge Dakota in New Garden Township at 12:26 a.m. on Feb. 18. The driver, later identified as Andre Ceja, of Lincoln University, and four passengers fled. Ceja was apprehended after a foot pursuit, police said. In the vehicle, they found 11.6 ounces of marijuana and a black digital scale with marijuana residue. 

Southern Chester County Regional Police

• Police said they arrested Ariel Ernesto Rosa, 21, of Toughkenamon, on drug charges after he was found in possession of a marijuana and related paraphernalia. The incident occurred on March 15 at 10:47 a.m., in the 900 block of West Cypress Street, in New Garden Township. Police said they observed Rosa walk across the street in front of multiple oncoming vehicles, posing a danger to himself and others.

• Eligio Zavala-Romero, 48, of Kennett Square was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses, after the 1996 Ford he was operating was stopped for erratic driving, a police report said. The incident occurred on March 16 at 8:39 p.m., in the 9000 block of Gap Newport Pike, in New Garden Township. Police said they observed indicators suggesting intoxication and observed beer in the vehicle, some of which was open. A check of his license status revealed that he was DUI suspended.

• Police said they arrested William J. Eckman, 39, of Coatesville, for DUI and other charges on March 14. The report said police made the traffic stop because he failed to keep his vehicle in his lane of travel. They made the stop at 10:6 p.m. on Baltimore Pike and Chambers Road, in New Garden Township. Police observed indicators suggesting intoxication and an open can of beer was observed on the floor next to the front passenger seat, the report said, and Eckman failed field sobriety tests.

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