DANVILLE — A Shamokin man faces driving while under the influence of alcohol charges after Danville police observed his brake lights coming on and off.

Patrolman Keith Davenport said a mini van operated by William D. Fisher III, 29, didn’t stop at East Market and Railroad streets at 3:37 a.m. March 7. The officer stopped him on Railroad Street.

Davenport could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Fisher who was known to him. Davenport asked why he was driving since he had just finished an incident at 528 E. Market St. and knew he and his brother were highly intoxicated. Fisher said he was just going to Sheetz. His brother was a passenger in the van.

After Fisher failed field sobriety tests, the officer transported him to the Columbia Montour DUI Booking Center for a chemical breath test.

Davenport noticed Fisher was moving something in his mouth and told him to spit itout. He spit out two quarters, according to charges.

Davenport charged him with driving while under the influence, having a high rate of alcohol or a blood alcohol level of 0.188 percent, failure to stop at a stop sign and careless driving.

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