Police Log April 24

Pennsylvania State Police

A 23-year-old man from Wilmington was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI after he ran his vehicle into a group of bicyclists on Creek Road, south of Cossart Road on Saturday, April 13. Police identified the motorist as Mason Mitchell. According to the report, Mitchell failed to negotiate a turn at 7:55 a.m., traveled into the opposing lane of traffic and struck three of four cyclists. The fourth rider was uninjured and was the one who called for help. Tests run on Mitchell indicated he was incapable of driving, police said, and a small amount of marijuana was found in the vehicle. He was arraigned at Chester County Prison. Two of the cyclists were transported to Christiana Hospital, the third was taken to Crozer Chester.

Southern Chester County Regional Police

Christopher R. Nelms, 39, of Toughkenamon, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses following the investigation into a hit and run accident on April 1, police said. The incident happened at approx. 10:31 p.m. in the 1000 block of Newark Road in New Garden Township. A witness directed police to a nearby residence where contact was made with Nelms, who, police said, admitted to being the driver and to being involved in a collision with another vehicle. He was taken into custody and submitted to a chemical test of his breath which resulted in a blood alcohol level of 0.181 percent. He was processed and released pending issuance of a summons, according to the report.

Police said Kathryn A. Truax-Pizzini, 50, of Landenberg, was charged with DUI (Controlled Substances) and related offenses, as well as with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act (Act 64), after she was stopped for speeding in a school zone on Feb. 22. The incident occurred at approx. 2:24 p.m. in the 100 block of Sunnydell Road in New Garden Township.  According to the report, a piece of paper containing suspected cocaine was attached to her license. She was taken into custody and was transported to the hospital where she consented to a chemical test of her blood. Truax-Pizzini was released from custody pending the results of lab analysis. Lab results later confirmed the presence of cocaine, marijuana, and Xanax in her blood at the time of this incident, police said.

Samuel Perez-Reynoso, 25, of Toughkenamon, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses, following the report of an erratic driver on March 29, police said. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was initiated after police observed the vehicle drive onto a curb. The incident occurred at approx. 10:58 p.m. on North Henley Drive in New Garden Township. Police said they observed indicators suggesting intoxication and a record check of the name he initially provided, Noe Gonzalez-Perez, revealed that he was an unlicensed driver, according to the report. He was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI and submitted to a chemical test of his breath, resulting in a blood alcohol level of 0.226 percent. Police said it was learned during the investigation that he had provided a false name to police and that he was wanted on an outstanding warrant held by this agency. He was transported to Central Booking where he was held pending arraignment.


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