On May 29, 2022, officers were on patrol on eastbound on Byberry Rd approaching Huntingdon Pike when they observed a silver Nissan approaching Byberry Rd from Spur Road. The Nissan was traveling at a high rate of speed towards the intersection of Byberry Rd and Spur Rd that caused officers to immediately apply their brakes. The Nissan proceeded through the stop sign without stopping and stopped directly in front of the officer's patrol vehicle in the middle of the street almost striking the patrol vehicle.
The operator then continued onto westbound Byberry. Officers turned around, followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop at Byberry Rd and Reading Way. Officers made contact with the operator, who was identified as Stephen Menaker. It was asked of Menaker to provide his license, registration, and proof of insurance. Menaker provided his driver's license but appeared unsure of what was asked for when asked if he had his registration and insurance. Menaker took a pile of papers from his glove box and attempted to find the paperwork that was requested. After a short search, he put the paperwork on his passenger seat without providing officers with documentation. Menaker attempted to look for his insurance on his phone but was unsuccessful.
Menaker's movements appeared extremely delayed, his speech was slurred and an odor of alcoholic beverage was emanating from his breath. After further investigation, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, it was believed Menaker was under the influence of alcohol to a degree in which he was incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. He was placed in custody for suspicion of DUI.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREFORE, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDENTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.