Independence Township - Drunken hunting alleged
A Bridgewater man has been charged with hunting while intoxicated on
According to a Pennsylvania Game Commission report, Jonathan W.
Downey, 44, of 814 Mulberry Lane, was spotted around 8:30 a.m. carrying
a rifle in Raccoon Creek State Park in Independence Township by state
park ranger Joe Hamilton.
Since Downey was not wearing a fluorescent orange hat, a violation of
the state's game codes, Hamilton stopped Downey, and then noticed that
he smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet, according to the
Downey had a blood-alcohol level of 0.142 percent, according to the
report, which is over the level of 0.10 percent for hunting in
Downey was charged with drunken hunting and failure to wear
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