A Towamencin man allegedly drove drunk to his probation hearing at Towamencin Police Department in April and now faces two charges of driving under the influence at Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas in November.
Albert Jerome Fracas, 52, of the 100 block of Ardwick Terrace, Towamencin, had charges held over following a preliminary hearing before District Judge Harold Borek on Tuesday, according to Dan Sokil of The Reporter.
Fracas remains incarcerated at Bucks County Correctional Facility.
Fracas appeared at the Towamencin Police headquarters on April 30 for a probation hearing, but a county probation officer informed police a man had checked in for the hearing intoxicated, according to the article.
Towamencin Township Officer Jamie Popovice testified that Fracas told her he had several shots before the hearing and that he was not OK to drive, according to the article.
Police found Fracas in a conference room with a probation officer, and noticed alcohol on his breath, according to the article. Fracas was unable to keep balance during a blood test and blew over the legal limit on a breath test, according to the article.
He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to Lansdale Hospital for a blood test, which resulted in a .297 BAC, according to the article.
Fracas’ attorney Fiorindo Vagnozzi argued there was no proof that Fracas drove the car to the station; a surveillance camera only shows Fracas’ car arriving at the station, according to the article.
Borek told Vagnozzi that there was enough evidence to hold charges for court, according to the article.
Fracas has an arraignment at county court on Nov. 7 at 9:30 a.m.