NEWVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – A West Virginia motorist who didn’t yield to a state police car with flashing lights is facing DUI charges while her passenger is facing more serious drug possession charges.
State police in Carlisle say they stopped the rental car on Interstate 81 Tuesday morning after the driver failed to move to the left lane for the police cruiser on the right shoulder.
Police say the woman driving the car was under the influence of marijuana and her front seat passenger, Andre Bjorntzen of Charleston, West Virginia, had three pounds of marijuana, three ounces of cocaine, and 188 baggies of fentanyl.
Police charged the driver with suspicion of DUI. They did not release her name.
Bjorntzen is charged with drug possession and intent to deliver. He was jailed in the Cumberland County Prison on $50,000 bail.