Tullytown Police responded to a call of a struck pedestrian with injuries around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night and upon arrival observed a woman “screaming in pain” on the ground with what appeared to be a “serious injury,” court records say.
Police investigation revealed a white male – Bruce C. Coppage – was driving a golf cart on the grounds where the carnival is taken place when he stuck the woman with the cart, police records say.
Authorities observed slurred speech, lethargic demeanor coupled with Coppage admitting to consuming alcoholic beverages prior to the accident he was asked to take a portable breathe test and followed by standard field sobriety tests, court records say. Officers asked the defendant if he could perform the field test and he told them he has problems with his knees at times, records show.
Coppage failed testing and was advised he could not operate the motorized cart safely and was placed under arrest. The suspect was transferred to Lower Bucks Hospital for testing, police say.
Coppage was arraigned by District Court Judge Michael J. Burns a felony charge of accident involving death or injury and driving under the influence, along other associated offenses.
His bail was set at 10 percent in lieu of $ 5,000 .