YORK TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY—More than 30 drivers get caught in a pre-Thanksgiving sobriety checkpoint in an area known for DUI crashes and arrests in York Township. The Pennsylvania State Police in York and the York County DUI Task Force held the Wednesday evening checkpoint.
Cops made the following busts:
- 18 DUI drivers
- Three drivers for driving while DUI suspended with alcohol in their system
- One driver for driving under suspension (not DUI related)
- Three drug arrests
- Two drivers for driving without a valid license
- Five warrants
One driver, Ted Schuler Jr., allegedly took of from the inside of an ambulance after giving blood and ran into the woods.
Schuler led police on a foot pursuit, fought with police when he was caught, got tasered by police, and then began fighting again, police say.
Police say Schuler gave false identification to them and forged the name of another person on blood work papers. Schuler was wanted on numerous warrants and was DUI suspended, according to PSP Cpl. Brian Torkar.
Schuler faces charges of DUI, driving while DUI suspended, resisting arrest, escape, flight to avoid apprehension, and forgery.
York Area Regional Police, York County Sheriff's Department, MADD, West Manchester Township Police, Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, and the Pennsylvania DUI Association assisted with the checkpoints.