A Virginia man who told police that he stopped off in the Lehigh Valley for a drink is now facing drunk driving charges.
Hellertown police charged Timothy S. Lewis, of Pocahontas, Va., with driving under the influence, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding following his arrest early Saturday morning. District Judge Richard Yetter arraigned the 31-year-old, who was released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
Police said Lewis’s black Chevy was swerving and speeding as it headed north on Main Street about 2:30 a.m. Lewis, with his bloodshot eyes, told police that he had just gotten off Interstate 78 to stop at a bar on his way to New York, according to court records.
He allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. A search of his car turned up a marijuana grinder, glass smoking pipe and a metal pipe in the glovebox and a digital scale and four small containers of pot wrapped in a pair of shorts in the trunk, according to records.
His next court date is a preliminary hearing tentatively scheduled for Sept. 26.