Mifflintown man charged with DUI

LEWISTOWN – Mifflin County Regional Police have charged a Mifflintown man with driving under the influence of a controlled substance on Dec. 7.

According to a report from police, Jason R. Saylor, 37, was allegedly driving erratically on U.S. Highway 522 north in Derry Township. Police said Saylor was reported to have crossed the opposite lane of traffic on several occasions and nearly hit an oncoming vehicle head-on. Officers were able to locate Saylor’s vehicle, a 2000 Volkswagen, parked along the road near the Log Cabin Inn, according to the report. Police said officers observed Saylor slumped over the wheel, but they were able to wake him. Further investigation revealed that Saylor was visibly intoxicated and he was taken into custody on suspicion of DUI, according to the report.

Police said during an investigation officers located marijuana on Saylor’s person and numerous items of drug paraphernalia inside his vehicle.

According to the report, Saylor was transported to the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital for a blood test. Police said earlier this week they received a copy of the toxicology report in this case from the testing agency in Virginia. Saylor’s blood sample tested positive for benzoylecgonine, gabapentin, amphetamine, methamphetamine, cocaine and phenobarbital, according to the report.

Police said charges were filed with Magisterial District Judge Aaron Gingrich.