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Police Make DUI Arrest After Traffic Stop

October 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

On October 3rd, 2021 an officer of the Cumberland Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Kyle Andrew Merkel, and detected signs of impairment. Standardized Field Sobriety was conducted and Merkel displayed additional signs of impairment. The officer also learned that Merkel had an active Arrest Warrant from Pennsylvania and placed him under arrest. During a subsequent search the officer located a quantity of a controlled dangerous substance and evidence that it was packaged to be distributed along with other paraphernalia. Merkel was taken before a District Court Commissioner where he was held without bond.


Arrest: Kyle Andrew Merkel, age 31, Hyndman Pennsylvania.

Charges: DUI related citations, Fugitive from Justice, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession not Marijuana, and Two Counts of Possession of Paraphernalia.