Police Briefs

Woman suspected of driving on bath salts

Rose Ann Coolbaugh, 47, of Wyalusing has been charged by state police for driving while under the influence of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia relating to a Nov. 3 incident on State Route 6 in Standing Stone Township.

According to police, Coolbaugh was seen slumped over in the driver's seat of her vehicle that she had pulled off to the side of the road. When police responded, Coolbaugh showed visible signs of intoxication and could not perform sobriety tests as demonstrated, police said.

The following items of drug paraphernalia were found during the stop; four glass pipes with black residue, six plastic straws with white residue, a pill crusher with white residue, 12 baggies with white powder residue, four pieces of aluminum foil with black residue and other items, police said.

State police asked Towanda Borough Police Chief Randy Epler, who is a certified drug recognition expert, to perform an evaluation on Coolbaugh during which he concluded she was under the influence of bath salts.

Police took Coolbaugh to Memorial Hospital in Towanda for a blood test and are awaiting the results.

Coolbaugh was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Nov. 4 and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail. Public court dockets obtained online state Coolbaugh was unable to post bail at the time of her arraignment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

The following people were recently charged with driving while under the influence in Bradford County:

Michael J. O'Donnell, 40, of Elmira, NY, by state police, on Nov. 2, on State Route 187 in Asylum Township.

O'Donnell has also been charged with failing to stay in his lane, driving at an unsafe speed and careless driving.

According to police, O'Donnell was involved in a one car accident that left him with a cut on his head.

A blood test was preformed on O'Donnell at Memorial Hospital in Towanda but police are awaiting the results. Police said O'Donnell showed clear signs of intoxication.

O'Donnell was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Timothy Clark on Nov. 2 and remanded to the Bradford County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail. Public court dockets state O'Donnell was unable to post bail at the time of his arraignment.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 12 before Magisterial District Judge Fred Wheaton.

One car accident in Wyalusing Twp.

No one was injured during a one vehicle accident that occurred on Oct. 31 at 4:29 p.m. on State Route 706 in Wyalusing Township.

According to police, Anthony D. Ferrario, 22, of Towanda was traveling westbound in a 2013 Ford Mustang when he lost control while negotiating a left turn. Police said the vehicle traveled over the center line and down an embankment on the eastern berm of State Route 706. Ferrario's passenger, Gregory A. Muir, 26, of Towanda, was also uninjured during the crash.

Police said both men were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

Ferrario was charged with a summary offense of failing to stay in his lane.

State police were assisted at the scene by Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Wyalusing Fire Police, Memorial EMS and Jack Williams Towing.