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Jeffrey Hollister, Montrose


John J. Curry, 48, Montrose, was stopped in the borough by patrolman Dennis Moore, Jr. on the evening of July 28 for failure to use his turn signal and now faces charges of DUI as well. In reports filed with the district judge, Moore alleged that Curry emitted a strong odor of alcohol upon the traffic stop and admitted to having two beers, the last being just one minute prior. A breathalyzer test scored him a .142, and when asked to submit to a field sobriety test, Curry could not comply with the officer's instructions. He was arrested and taken to Endless Mountains Health Systems, where a blood alcohol test rendered a reading of .185, and then delivered to his residence. He is charged with two DUI counts, general impairment and exhibiting a high BAC within two hours of operating a vehicle, as well as the failure to signal charge. He is ordered to appear in district court on Sept. 19.

A man with a Montrose address, but operating on a Texas driver’s license, will face charges of forgery and falsely identifying himself to law enforcement following an incident that occurred Aug. 13.

Jonathon Hall, 28, failed to correct his identity to patrolman Laura Watson when she found a license and debit card on his person bearing the name William Horn. He further compounded the deceit by signing paperwork as Horn at both the district judge's office and at the Montrose Borough Police Station. He was later live scanned at the state police barracks and confirmed to be Hall. He is ordered to answer the charges on Sept. 7.

Multiple charges were filed against Daryan Saunders, 36, Honesdale, based in part on information gained by the Aug. 16 serving of a search warrant for his medical records following a traffic accident that happened June 5 in Auburn Township. According to reports, state police called to investigate the crash noted a strong smell of alcohol, as well as bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, on Saunders when he admitted he was the driver of the wrecked vehicle along SR 3001 just east of Meshoppen Creek Rd. and stated he carried no passengers. They also observed approximately 120 feet of skid marks at the scene, crossing the center line and numerous open containers in and about the vehicle. Saunders was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, and the records obtained from that facility on the warrant indicate that his urine alcohol content was .159, more than an hour after the wreck. Charges he will face in district court on Sept. 26 include two counts of DUI, failure to stay in lane, traveling at unsafe speed for conditions, careless driving and violation of the open container law.

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