Northampton Township Police arrested 40-year-old Robin Duffy for driving under the influence of alcohol, after she was involved in a severe traffic crash, where the operator of a motorcycle was injured, requiring transportation to a medical facility.
On Thursday, November 28, 2019, at 9:33, police and rescue personnel responded to East Bristol and Murray Roads to investigate the report of a crash involving a car and motorcycle.
Police and rescue arrived to find a motorcycle, damaged and lying in the westbound lane of East Bristol Road. The motorcycle operator was being treated by medical personnel.
Police located an eyewitness to the crash. The details of the crash, provided by the witness, substantiated the findings of the crash investigation.
The investigation determined that Duffy, operating a 2009 Ford Fusion, was traveling east on Bristol Road between Buck Hill and Murray. Duffy entered the westbound travel lane and began driving east in the westbound lane of travel. Duffy’s car struck the motorcycle, which was traveling lawfully in the westbound lane of traffic, head-on. The motorcycle operator was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered severe injuries.
Police interviewed Duffy and, based on the officer’s training, believed that Duffy displayed behaviors that would render her incapable of safely driving, operating, or being in actual physical control of the movement of the vehicle. Duffy failed to complete field sobriety tests and demonstrated and explained to her by police. Duffy was arrested and processed.
Investigators at the scene found open alcohol containers, with most of the content emptied, and prescription drug medication inside of Duffy’s car.
The other driver remains in the hospital recovering from injuries sustained in the crash, and the investigation continues.