'Disabled Motorist' Was Shooting Heroin, Police Say

Berks driver is arrested for drug, DUI charges after being called to Lower Macungie intersection to check on a disabled vehicle, troopers say.

State police recently thought they were responding to a report to assist a disabled motorist in Lower Macungie Township.

Although there was no mechanical problem with the car, perhaps nothing could have been closer to the truth when they say that they instead found a driver injecting heroin.

State police at Fogelsville said they found the vehicle at Lower Macungie Road and Cedar Crest Boulevard at 1:50 p.m. Oct. 27. Inside they found Rachel Lynn Ward, 29, of Barto, Berks County, and observed her injecting the drug.

Police said they arrested her. She consented to a search of her vehicle, which yielded drug paraphernalia.

Charges of driving under the influence and drug possession were filed with the office of Magisterial District Judge Michael Faulkner of Upper Macungie Township, police said.


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