Police: Concrete Block Stops Drunk Driver

Stephen Zappas of Bethlehem Township had a BAC of .23 percent when he tried to leave the Trains & Lanes Hobbies parking lot, but his vehicle got hung up on a concrete block.

If it weren't for a simple, concrete block, who knows what could have happened?

Stephen Zappas, 57, of the 4000 block of Juniper Lane in Bethlehem Township, had a blood-alcohol content of .23 percent when he managed to get his car stuck on a concrete block in the parking lot of , according to .

The legal limit for motorists in Pennsylvania is .08 percent.

Police were called to Trains & Lanes Hobbies in -- the store sells items like remote-control planes, boats and cars, trains and train tracks -- on Jan. 31 around 4:36 p.m. for a report of an intoxicated male who had gotten his car stuck.

Several witnesses reported seeing the man -- later identified as Zappas -- attempt to leave, but he was unable to free his car, according to police.

When officers arrived, they located Zappas and administered several field sobriety tests, which Zappas failed.

Zappas was transported to the Easton DUI Center for processing. His vehicle was towed from the parking lot.

Charges of driving under the influence of alcohol will be filed through office.


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