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Paul Peirce

Police this month twice arrested a Penn Township man within three hours on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance and careless driving.

Officers charged Cody James Winslow, 21, in connection with both incidents, which occurred at 2:48 a.m. and 5:12 a.m. May 15, according to Penn Township police reports filed before Harrison City District Judge Helen Kistler.

In the second incident, Officer Thomas Seefeld also charged Winslow with resisting arrest and driving on the wrong side of the roadway.

In the first arrest, Officer James Kowalczuk said he was dispatched to 319 Murrysville Road for a report of a Toyota RAV4 driving off the road, striking a driveway pillar and coming to rest in a yard “with the car horn sounding.”

Kowalczuk said Winslow failed a field sobriety test, was taken to the police station for questioning and later released to a relative.

At 5:12 a.m., Seefeld reported he was on patrol on McWilliams Road when he saw a Honda van fail to negotiate a right curve and veer across the double lines into the opposite lane of traffic.

Seefeld followed the van onto Route 130 to Murrysville Road, where he pulled it over after he said it appeared to be swerving off and on the roadway, according to court documents.

Seefeld said Winslow initially did not comply with requests to exit his vehicle. When he was asked to take his hands out of the front pocket of his sweatshirt to be handcuffed, Seefeld said Winslow refused, “physically resisted and attempted to break free of my grasp by pulling away.”

Seefeld said he had to use substantial force to handcuff Winslow and place him in the police cruiser.

He said Winslow refused to be taken to the hospital for a blood test.

Winslow could not be reached for comment. An attorney was not listed in court documents.

Winslow was charged via mailed summons. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for June 25.

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