Traffic Stop Leads to DUI, Drug, Gun Charges in Farmington Township
Around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 11, Marienville-based State Police conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle committing several traffic violations on State Route 66 and State Route 36.
According to police, upon further investigation, the driver, 54-year-old Gary Balisky, of Pittsburgh, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance while also being in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Police say upon a search of the vehicle, a loaded firearm was also found. According to police, the firearm belonged to Balisky; however, he did not have a valid license to carry.
Balisky was subsequently taken into custody for DUI, drug possession, and carrying a concealed firearm. He was transported to Clarion Hospital for a legal blood draw and arraigned through District Court 18-3-01, where bail was made.
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