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Police Updates on DUI Arrests in Moreland

Law enforcement officials in Lower and Upper Moreland arrested several individuals before the new year who were suspected of DUI, according to the Montgomery News’ police reports.

In Lower Moreland, 40-year-old Matt Levy was taken into police custody after he failed to stop at a stop sign. Officials said Levy’s vehicle had also been swerving and did not move once a light flashed green. Police even said Levy reeked of alcohol and failed a couple of field sobriety tests, but he refused to take a preliminary breathalyzer test. He was then taken to a hospital for blood testing, and his lab results are still pending.

Philadelphia resident Ruslan Diyanov, 22, was also arrested by Lower Moreland police for suspicion of DUI. He was caught speeding and had a blood-alcohol content level above the legal limit of 0.08 percent based on the results of a breathalyzer test. Authorities added that Diyanov did not pass any of the sobriety tests conducted.

Meanwhile, police in Upper Moreland did not hesitate to cite 25-year-old Anthony Ayala, from Philadelphia, for public drunkenness. Even though he was not behind the wheel, authorities may still arrest individuals for public intoxication or being "drunk and disorderly." Public drunkenness is often considered a misdemeanor crime under state and local law.

Pennsylvania DUI penalties may vary depending on the individual's past DUI records and his or her blood-alcohol content at the time of the arrest. If you have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence or being publicly drunk, seek legal counsel from a PA DUI lawyer who can determine what legal options are available for your case.

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