By: Don Shaw email: (570) 543-2961

West Manchester Police charge 50 year old Stephen Heidler with DUI

West Manchester Police charge 50 year old Stephen Heidler with DUI

York, PA


On August 7, 2019 2019, at 10:28PM,  West Manchester Township Police Department were dispatched to the 700 block of W. Market Street in York City for a report of a hit-and-run accident. The driver of the vehicle that was struck followed the operator to that location. 

Police say the accident occurred in the southbound lane of Roosevelt Avenue at Parkway Boulevard in West Manchester Township.  The female driver of the vehicle that was struck told police she followed the driver and suspected he was intoxicated when he exited the vehicle, a 2019 Ford Taurus and entered the Lincoln Bar and Grill located at the above location. 

The woman told police she  was attempting to turn onto Parkway Boulevard from Roosevelt Avenue and while in the designated turn lane, the striking vehicle failed to stay in his lane and sideswiped her.  According to police the woman described the male, later identified as Stephen Heidler, as a bald white male in his 50’s. 

Police went into Lincoln Bar and Grill with the victim and located Heidler sitting at the bar with a bottle of Bud Light in front of him.  Heidler was the only bald white male inside of the bar at the time police say.  Heidler was taken outside to talk. As the Officer spoke with Heidler his eyes were observed to be glassy and bloodshot. Additionally, police say he was swaying while he was standing in place. 

Heidler allegedly told police he had only purchased the beer single beer in the bar.  Heidler was asked where he came from, which he stated that he was coming from his home.  He then stated he had come from Quaker Steak and Lube. 

Standardized Field Sobriety tests were conducted and police say they determined, as a result,  Heidler was incapable of safe driving.  Based on the totality of the circumstances, Heidler was taken into custody for DUI and Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property.

Heidler was transported to Central Booking, where he elected to not submit to a blood test. Based on the above information, Stephen Michael Heidler was charged with 1 count of DUI and 1 count of Accidents Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property on August 12, 2019.

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Don Shaw

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