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Man Charged with Failure or Refusal to Comply with a Demand

Approved by: 247 - July 27, 2021

On July 25, 2021 officers with Patrol Services charged 33-year-old Michael Peplow with refusing to comply with a demand.

Around 9:00 a.m. officers responded to a call of a motor vehicle collision in the area of Wallace Terrace and Second Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed a grey pickup truck with extensive damage. During the investigation, officers determined the vehicle struck three utility poles before coming to a stop.

Upon speaking with the driver, officers identified him as the accused and developed grounds to believe his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired. The accused provided a breath sample into an approved device and registered a pass result. Officers developed grounds to believe his ability to operate a motor vehicle was impaired by drug. Officers read the accused the Drug Recognition Evaluation Bodily Substance Demand and he refused to provide a blood sample.

He was arrested. He is charged with failure or refusal to comply with a demand. He was released on an appearance notice and is scheduled to appear in court on September 13, 2021.

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