On December 19, 2021 at approx. 12:14AM., Slate Belt Regional Police Officers were dispatched to the 100 Blk. of N. Franklin St in Plainfield Township in reference to a "motor vehicle accident." Slate Belt Regional Police Officers were provided a description of the operator, who was last seen fleeing on foot. It was discovered the vehicle emanated to Justin A. TAYLOR. J. TAYLOR (matching the same description provided to Officers) was located in the parking lot behind the Slate Pub walking through a yard. J. TAYLOR refused verbal commands from an Officer, and began to flee on foot. While running, J. TAYLOR was seen discarding a clear plastic vial (substance inside later test positive for methamphetamine) from his hand onto the ground. After a short distance, J. TAYLOR stopped fleeing and was taken into custody. J. TAYLOR displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance. J. TAYLOR was determined to be incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. J. TAYLOR'S vehicle was secured pending application of a search warrant.
J. TAYLOR was transported to the Bethlehem DUI Center, where he submitted to a legal blood draw for chemical testing. A search warrant was applied and granted by Magisterial District Judge ENGLESSON. During the execution of the search warrant, Officer(s) located drug paraphernalia containing methamphetamine and a small amount of (raw) marijuana. J. TAYLOR'S blood results contained the following; a .22% (ethanol), amphetamine and methamphetamine. Charges against J. TAYLOR were filed.