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Four weekend crashes linked to DUI

09/03/2013 08:11PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, News



By John Chambless

Staff Writer

Four crashes over the past holiday weekend were linked to drinking and driving, according to reports from Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.

On Aug. 28 at 9:43 p.m., David Nunn, 47, of West Grove, was driving his 2010 Ford Escape west on Route 926 from Kennett Square. He failed to stop at a stop sign at Newark Road and Route 926, and his car left the roadway. The car struck a cement staircase, rolled onto its driver's side, and struck a nearby home. Nunn was taken to Jennersville Regional Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and was later arrested for DUI.

On Aug. 30 at 2:26 p.m., Lewis Draper, 53, of West Grove, was driving his 2002 Chevrolet Suburban west on Route 1 in Penn Township. He left the north side of the roadway and struck a utility pole. Draper, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Jennersville Regional Hospital for treatment of what police described as minor injuries. He was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

On Sept. 1 at about 3:50 a.m., Juan Luna, 24, of Oxford, lost control of his vehicle while speeding southbound on Route 1 at the intersection with Route 52. He drove off the road and his car overturned. He was taken to Crozer Chester Hospital by the Longwood Fire Department. He was later charged with DUI by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale.

On Sept. 2 at 6 p.m., Jose Alejandro Murillo-Bedolla, 29, of Wilmington, Del., crashed his vehicle into a stop sign near 958 Creek Road in Kennett Square. He was found to be DUI and was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police Avondale. He was detained at Chester County Prison.

The crashes occcurred over a long holiday weekend, when alcohol-related accidents are usually more common. In an effort to reduce DUI crashes, Pennsylvania State Police Avondale conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 41 at Glen Willow Road in London Grove Township overnight from Aug. 30 to 31. The checkpoint resulted in 135 vehicle stops, three DUI arrests, six summary traffic violations and two written warnings.


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