District Court Reports
DUI

Stacey Lynn Symons, 22, 9 Center St., Courtdale, PA, has been charged with two counts of DUI. The charges were filed on March 21, 2016 by Patrolman Phillip Collotty of the Rice Township Police Department.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, on March 5, 2016 at approximately 12:26 p. m., Patrolman Collotty was on patrol when he observed a white pick up truck that was sideways in the middle of the road, blocking both lanes of travel at the beginning of a sharp curve. Patrolman Collotty observed two people outside the vehicle who proceeded to get into the vehicle upon his approach and the white truck started to drive away.

As Patrolman Collotty passed the location where he first observed the white truck, he noticed a silver sedan off the roadway into a tree. He then stopped the white truck and made contact with the operator, Gary Lee Eigenbrod. Patrolman Collotty spoke to Gary Eigenbrod Jr. who was in the back seat of the truck with a female named Stacey Lynn Symons. Eigenbrod Jr. stated that he was in the vehicle that was in the woods and that his girlfriend Stacey was with him. Collotty asked if anyone was injured or required medical attention to which both stated no. Officer Collotty asked who was driving the vehicle and Stacey and Gary both stated that Stacey was the owner and operator of the vehicle.

Officer Collotty was then joined by Officer Zane. While speaking to Eigenbrod Jr. he stated that he was the person driving the vehicle and while speaking to him he was slurring his speech and appeared to be unsteady on his feet. Officer Collotty requested him to submit to a battery of field sobriety tests. He agreed and failed to complete the tests as instructed. Officer Collotty then administered a PBT test that showed a positive result of alcohol. After completing the test, Eigenbrod stated, “I was not the driver of the vehicle. Stacey was driving and I was going to take the rap for it.”

At this time Officer Zane spoke to Stacey who then admitted to driving the vehicle. While speaking to Stacey, there was an odor of alcohol emitting from her breath and she had slurred speech. Officer Zane asked if she would submit to a field sobriety test that she did. She had great difficulty performing the test and could not follow simple directions that were provided.

After submitting to a Portable Breath Test she did show a positive result for alcohol. She was advised that she was being placed into custody for Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence. She was transported to Geisinger Medical center where she was consented to a blood test.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled April 27, 2016 before Magisterial District Judge Gerald Feissner.

Drug Charges

Jason David Cull, 20, 316 Main St., White Haven, has been charged with Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. Charges were filed on March 21, 2016, by Officer David O’Brien of the White Haven Police Department.

According to the Affidavit of Probable Cause, On December 6, 2015 at 6:20 p. m., Officer O’Brien was conducting a traffic stop investigation at the intersection of Buffalo Street and East Woodhaven Drive in the White Haven Borough.

While attempting to conduct a vehicle search, all occupants of the vehicle were removed and patted down for weapons. The left rear passenger who was identified as Jason D. Cull was patted down and informed of a hard object felt from the outside of his right pants pocket. He stated it was a pill bottle, Officer O’Brien then removed the pill bottle for officer safety which contained no prescription label and had an unknown substance inside the bottle. Cull was informed of the dark colored substance in the bottle and he stated and he stated that it was marijuana.

On February 10, 2016, Officer O’Brien received the drug identification report being Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is a Schedule 1 controlled substance,.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled April 20, 2016 at 10 a. m. before Magisterial District Judge Gerald Feissner.