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Police Blotter: Lambertville officer chases vehicle to Lower Makefield, Labor Day sobriety checkpoints planned for Hunterdon/Somerset

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Case #15004963:

Steven G. Zimmerman, 54, of Levittown, has been charged with multiple violations stemming from an incident which occurred on July 21 at 1:12 a.m. On July 21, while on routine patrol in the area of State Highway 165 and Mt. Hope Street, Ptl. Gramlich observed a vehicle driven by Zimmerman, traveling at 49 mph in a 35 mph-posted zone.

Ptl. Gramlich followed the vehicle, which began driving erratically. Ptl. Gramlich attempted to stop the vehicle which proceeded into Pennsylvania. Zimmerman was later stopped and arrested by the Lower Makefield Police Department. Ptl. Gramlich charged Zimmerman with eluding, driving to the right, speeding, unlicensed driver and driving while suspended. Zimmerman has a pending court date on all charges.

Case #15005525:

Darryl A. Clark, 50, of Trenton, was arrested on Aug. 9 at 5:46 p.m. for active traffic warrants. While investigating a disturbance at the Lambertville Station Inn, Ptl. Albani arrested Clark for two active warrants. The first warrant was issued from Bordentown Twp. in the amount of $329. The second warrant was issued from Trenton Municipal Court in the amount of $124. Clark was processed for the arrest. A ROR was placed on both warrants, and Clark was later released with pending court dates.

Case #15005673:

Virginia E. Atwood, 36, of Lambertville, was arrested on Aug. 14 at 5:43 p.m. Lt. Brown responded to the wing dam on the Delaware River for a report of juveniles consuming alcohol. Subsequent to investigation, Atwood was found swimming in the river, highly intoxicated. With the assistance of Ptl. Wurpel and the Lambertville Rescue Squad Marine Unit, Atwood was removed from the river, and placed under arrest. Lt. Brown charged Atwood with disorderly conduct, obstructing law enforcement, resisting arrest and possession of an open container of alcohol. Atwood was later released with pending court dates.


Hunterdon and Somerset County Prosecutors

Somerset Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano and Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III announced Tuesday that law enforcement agencies throughout both counties will be participating in the 2015 Labor Day statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Overcampaign.

Beginning Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners, and mobile video display signs. Launched across the U.S. in 1999, the program works to combat drunk driving during the busy summer travel season, including the Labor Day holiday period.

(Information is provided by law enforcement officials, and is assumed accurate. All suspects and arrested persons are presumed not guilty unless proven guilty in a Court of Law or until such rights are waived by the accused.)

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