Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Franklin Man on Warrants, DUI

| July 21, 2019

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – A traffic stop in Oil City led to the arrest of a Franklin man on warrants and DUI.

According to the Oil City Police Department, the following charges were filed against 35-year-old Daniel P. Aponte, of Franklin, on July 10.

The charges stem from a traffic stop in Oil City on May 22.

According to police, Patrolman McDevitt, of the Oil City Police Department, stopped a vehicle along East First Street on May 22 at 10:31 a.m. for a traffic violation where the vehicle had changed lanes at an intersection without signaling and cutting off another vehicle.

Upon speaking with the driver – Daniel Aponte – Patrolman McDevitt could smell the odor of an intoxicating beverage coming from his person. He was requested to perform field sobriety tests, which he failed.

He was taken into custody for the suspicion of Driving Under the Influence and taken to UPMC for a legal blood draw.

Aponte was also found to be wanted out of Lehigh County on outstanding warrants. He was placed in the Venango County Jail to be extradited back to Lehigh County on the warrants.

According to the Oil City Police Department, the blood results were returned from the crime lab, and the following charges were filed against Aponte in Magisterial District Judge Andrew F. Fish’s office:

– DUI: Highest Rate of Alcohol (BAC .16+) 1st Offense, Misdemeanor
– Turning Movements And Required Signals, Summary

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 21 at 1:30 p.m. on Venango County Central Court with Judge Fish presiding.

A certified summons was issued to Aponte on July 11.

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