15 March 2023- A Fayetteville man with a number of different addresses is behind bars today after allegedly driving erratic and being found in possession of multiple controlled substances. Larry Todd Rush is charged with felony DUI, misdemeanor obstruction of justice, and misdemeanor adulterated or misbranded controlled substances. Rush is behind bars on $50,000 bail.
Around 4:20 on March 13th, Washington Township PD were dispatched to an area on East Main Street in Waynesboro for reports of an erratic driver by the name of Larry Rush. Police found the car and Rush, with allegedly smelling like alcohol as well as having glassy eyes. Rush submitted to a series of field sobriety tests and allegedly was found to be impaired, at which point he was taken into custody.
When police searched Rush, they allegedly found a tin of Skoal smokeless tobacco. When taking it out of his pocket, Police allegedly heard a noise inside that didn’t sound like dip. Opening it, police allegedly found five white pills and a yellow pill, with it later being determined to be Thorazine and Clonazepam.
Rush was put into a police cruiser but allegedly kept insisting that he would submit to a chemical test of his blood to show he was sober. When taken for official testing, however, Rush allegedly insisted “he would not give blood unless he was put under.” He allegedly stated several times that it was “in his medical file” that he couldn’t do it without being put under. A search warrant was obtained for his blood but even after this Rush allegedly refused to give blood.
Larry Rush is behind bars on $50,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for March 21st.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39302-CR-0000133-2023, Incident Number: WTPD2023-02354