The following defendant had charges bound to the Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday:
Matthew T. Fite, 41, of Wexford, Allegheny County, on June 16 was charged with DUI. State police said a vehicle driven by Fite was stopped along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in West Providence Township about 12:45 a.m. May 3. Troopers detected an odor of marijuana coming from Fite’s vehicle and observed an open can of White Claw in the center console. Fite allegedly showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests and was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test. Lab results showed he had a blood alcohol content of .209% and THC in his blood. The hearing was held without Fite, who did not appear for court.
The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday:
Nicole A. Gamache, 31, of Bedford and Kody L. Guyer, 33, of Coal Township, Northumberland County, on April 20 were charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The Bedford Police Department responded to an East Pitt Street apartment about 7:30 a.m. Jan. 7 to assist state parole agents during a home visit. Police said drug items were found in the residence. Police said Gamache and Guyer were found sleeping on a couch when parole agents entered the apartment. A black safe containing suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as multiple items of suspected drug paraphernalia, was found under the couch. The safe also contained a plastic baggie containing suspected Adderall. Guyer initially told police the safe belonged to a friend, but later admitted it was his, documents said. Gamache also admitted that Guyer allowed her to put Suboxone strips in the safe, police said. Lab testing was done at the Greensburg Regional Laboratory, which showed positive results for the fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine, documents said. Gamache had bail set at $15,000 unsecured, while Guyer’s bail was set at $10,000 unsecured.
Hannah E. Janecek, 26, of Bairdford, Allegheny County, on June 9 was charged with DUI. State police said Janecek’s vehicle was stopped for speeding along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in West Providence Township about 10:10 p.m. March 23. Police said Janecek showed signs of impairment and an open beer bottle was in the vehicle. Following field sobriety tests, Janecek was arrested for suspected DUI and taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test, which showed he had a blood alcohol content of .129%. Bail was set at $2,000 unsecured.
Franklin N. Jones II, 46, of Bel Air, Maryland, on June 9 was charged with DUI. State police said Jones allegedly crashed a tractor-trailer along the exit 161 ramp of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in East Providence Township about 12:20 a.m. June 7. Troopers detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Jones and said he had glassy, bloodshot eyes. Jones denied drinking alcohol but showed signs of impairment during field sobriety tests, police said. A portable breath test also indicated alcohol in his system. Jones was taken to the Fulton County Medical Center for a blood test, which showed his blood alcohol content was .174%. Bail was set at $3,000 unsecured.
Jonathan C. Short, 42, of Towson, Maryland, on April 27 was charged with DUI. State police said Short crashed a car after falling asleep while driving along the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the mile marker 161 ramp in East Providence Township about 5:30 a.m. April 5. The vehicle left the roadway along the north berm and struck a light post head-on, causing disabling damage to the vehicle, police said. Police said a portable breath test indicated Short’s blood alcohol content was .124% ons scene. He was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test, which showed his blood alcohol content was .137%. Bail was set at $2,000 unsecured.
Nathan H. Wilson, 57, of Breezewood on May 24 was charged with DUI. State police said Wilson crashed a vehicle in the Hardee’s parking lot in East Providence Township about 2:50 a.m. April 24. Police spoke with Kenyth Wilson on scene, who reported that his father, Nathan Wilson, had been driving and had walked away after the crash. Nathan Wilson was found walking short distance from the crash along Lincoln Highway near its intersection with Post House Road. Police said Nathan Wilson made comments about “making a mistake and messing up,” documents said. When questioned, Nathan Wilson admitted to having two or three drinks prior to driving, police said. He was taken to UPMC Bedford for a blood test, which showed he had a blood alcohol content of .210%. Bail was set at $2,000 unsecured.