Magisterial District Court Reports
DUI, Underage Drinking

Saige Loreen Boyer, 19, of 2055 Mountain Ash Lane, White Haven, was charged with two counts of DUI, Purchase of An Alcoholic Beverage by a Minor, Disregard Traffic Lane, Driving at Safe Speed, and Careless Driving. Charges were filed on October 22, 2015 by Trooper Michael Davis, PA State Police, Troop N, Hazleton.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on September 11, 2015, at 12:55 a. m. Tpr. Davis was dispatched to a report of a one vehicle crash near the intersection of Blue Ridge Trail and Stairville Road in Dorrance Township. Upon arrival at the scene Tpr. Davis observed a 2004 Volvo S60 with heavy front end damage, He made contact with the vehicle’s operator, Saige Loreen Boyer, inside the rear of a Dorrance Township Ambulance. Boyer related that she was the driver of the vehicle. While speaking with Boyer, Tpr. Davis detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from her breath. He also observed the defendant to have bloodshot and glassy eyes. He asked the defendant to perform a PBT test which indicated a Blood Alcohol Content of .156%

Tpr. Davis placed the defendant under arrest and transported her to Lehigh Valley Hazleton Hospital. The results of the blood test from Wyoming Valley Regional Laboratory indicated a Blood Alcohol Content of .151%.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled November 18, 2015 at 10:30 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.

DUI, Suspended License

Raphael Emilio Coury, 28, 20 Stonewall Cr., Mountaintop, was charged with DUI and related offenses in addition to Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked. Charges were filed by Officer David O’Brien of the White Haven Police department on October 16, 2015.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on July 22, 2015 at about 1:24 a. m., Officer O’Brien was on patrol in the area of Church Street and Allegheny Street in White Haven , when he observed a vehicle traveling north on Church Street pass his location with the driver side headlight not working. The officer followed the vehicle and observed it travel across the double yellow line into the opposite lane before going back to its proper lane.

The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, a black 1998 Ford Taurus, he approached the driver side of the vehicle where he made contact with the sole occupant and requested his driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.

The driver informed Officer O’Brien that he did not have his license because it is suspended (DUI related). A check identified the driver as Raphael E. Coury to be referred to as the defendant. The defendant’s PA license was confirmed to be suspended. While speaking with the defendant, the officer observed his eyes to be red and glassy. The officer also detected the odor of alcoholic beverages emanating from the inside of the vehicle and two Keystone Light 24-ounce brand beer cans to be opened: one in the center console and the second in the right rear floor of the vehicle. The defendant was made aware of these observations and stated he had consumed two beers.

The officer instructed the defendant to exit the vehicle and perform standard field sobriety tests which he failed. At the conclusion of the tests, the defendant was taken into custody and secured in the rear of my patrol car unit. The officer read the implied consent law to the defendant and he agreed to provide a sample of blood. The BAC results were 0.147% which is above the legal limit of 0.08%.

A certified criminal history check on the defendant revealed that he has one prior DUI conviction in 2015 making this a second offense.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled on November 18, 2015 at 10:30 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Ronald Swank.