NORRISTOWN — A Bucks County man is on his way to prison for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol on three occasions in North Wales and in Hatfield and Montgomery townships, culminating in his sixth DUI offense overall.
Timir Rashan Webster, 29, of the 300 block of Village Way in Chalfont, was sentenced in Montgomery County Court to a total of 1½-to-5-years in a state correctional facility after he pleaded guilty to three counts of driving under the influence of controlled substances or a combination of drugs and alcohol in connection with three incidents that occurred between October 2016 and January 2018.
Judge William R. Carpenter, who accepted a plea agreement in the matters, also ordered Webster to complete 36 hours of community service as a condition of the sentence.
Webster is eligible for the state Department of Corrections’ Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive program, which could allow for an early release from prison if he successfully completes all required treatment and maintains a good-conduct record in prison. The program allows non-violent, drug or alcohol addicted offenders the chance to reduce their minimum prison stays by a few months if they participate in prison treatment programs.
According to court records, the latest arrests represented Webster’s sixth DUI offense overall.
On Oct. 21, 2016, Hatfield Township police conducted a traffic stop of Webster’s Honda Accord for alleged traffic violations, on County Line Road, according to a criminal complaint. While speaking with Webster, police noticed that he had “red, watery eyes and there was a strong odor of the elements of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside of his vehicle,” Hatfield Township Police Officer Kenneth Peck wrote in the arrest affidavit.
Webster, who told police he had consumed three beers, failed field sobriety tests and a subsequent blood test determined he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.159 percent, which is nearly three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. The blood analysis also revealed the active and inactive metabolites for marijuana, according to court papers.
At the time, police noted Webster had three prior convictions for DUI between 2010 and 2012, according to the criminal complaint.
During the second most recent incident, Webster was stopped in a red Lexus by North Wales police about 1:27 a.m. April 1, 2017, at Main Street and Montgomery Avenue for an alleged turn violation. As the officer spoke with Webster, he “detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” according to the criminal complaint.
Webster allegedly told police he smoked marijuana earlier that evening. A subsequent blood test determined he was under the influence of marijuana and Webster also was driving while under suspension, police said.
At 2:59 a.m. Jan. 6, 2018, Montgomery Township police observed a Honda Civic operated by Webster go around fire police who had the northbound lanes of Route 309 shut down at Stump Road for an accident investigation. The Honda, traveling at a high rate of speed, narrowly missed several downed wires in the area where utility crews were working to repair a telephone pole, according to the criminal complaint.
Police eventually stopped Webster’s vehicle on Upper State Road and described him as “lethargic and slow to respond” to questions. Police detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and Webster allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the evening, according to court papers.
Police alleged a search of Webster uncovered marijuana in his jacket pocket. Webster stated he drove around the fire police on Route 309 “because he wanted to get home,” according to the arrest affidavit.
Other charges of possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia, driving under suspension and numerous summary traffic violations were dismissed against Webster as part of the plea agreement.