Police said that a Maryland man who abandoned his car on the train tracks in town Sunday night has been charged with his third DUI offense.
At 11:25 p.m. Feb. 17, Middletown police found the car abandoned on the railroad tracks in the area of North Broad Street and Summit Bridge Road.
The driver, who police identified as William F. Mayer, 26, of Greensboro, Md., who had been seen walking south on North Broad Street, was found stumbling along the roadway by officers shortly after.
Officers detained Mayer, who they said was visibly intoxicated, while they determined he was the operator of the abandoned vehicle.
Mayer was issued a series of sobriety tests, but failed, police said. He submitted to a preliminary breath test, with a result of more than three times the legal limit.
Mayer was taken to the Middletown Police Department headquarters, where officers said he refused to submit to an additional chemical test.
Mayer was charged with his third Driving Under the Influence offense and released pending a preliminary hearing March 5 at the Court of Common Pleas.
His vehicle was safely removed from the railroad tracks.