On Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 01:05 hours, Officer Tom Giannantonio #2023 was dispatched to the area of West Chester Pike and Berkley Road for a reckless driver, reported to be a black Nissan Altima weaving all over the roadway. Officer Giannantonio observed a vehicle matching the description in the area of West Chester Pike and Sproul Road. Officer Giannantonio began following the vehicle during which he observed the vehicle drifting over the fog line and the lane divider lines, multiple times. An inquiry of the displayed PA registration plate showed the vehicle registration to be expired, no insurance, and the vehicle owner to have a suspended license. Officer Giannantonio conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, during which the vehicle again swerved over the fog line and nearly struck the center median, prior to completely stopping in the left travel lane of West Chester Pike.
Officer Giannantonio made contact with the vehicle operator/owner, identified as Lawrence C. Williams. Upon making contact with Williams, Officer Giannantonio detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from within the vehicle and observed Williams’ eyes to be bloodshot and glassy and his speech slurred. Williams submitted to a series of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, during which he showed numerous signs of impairment. Williams was placed under arrest and transported to Springfield Hospital for blood. Williams was charged with Driving Under the Influence and related charges.