LITITZ BOROUGH - The LBPD has filed a criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause against John Xavier SMITH, age 22, of Lebanon, alleging he committed the crime of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) - Controlled Substances.
On 03/19/2021 around 7:30 AM, a 911 caller reported making observations of SMITH's unsafe driving traveling south-bound on SR0501 from Lebanon County into Lancaster County. A short time later, a second 911 caller reported SMITH's vehicle disabled in the 700 Block of South Broad Street (SR0501) after running out of gas. It is alleged that responding LBPD patrol officers found SMITH to be under the influence of a controlled substance and he was taken into custody. SMITH refused to provide samples of his blood and was subsequently released from custody. SMITH has been summoned to appear in District Court for preliminary arraignment and a preliminary hearing.
SMITH is presumed innocent.
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