A man who has been charged with DUI allegedly tried to conceal his use of a controlled substance by throwing a hypodermic needle out the window of his car as an officer stopped him in the 1500 block of Main Street early on the morning of June 7, according to a Hellertown Police Department news release and court records.
Police said Andrew Robert Bilheimer, 31, of the 400 block of E. Market Street, Bethlehem, was in the process of being stopped for an alleged lighting requirement violation shortly before 1 a.m. when he allegedly threw “what was later identified as a hypodermic needle out of the driver side window.”
“It was determined later that (Bilheimer) was under the influence of a controlled substance,” police said in their news release.
In addition to DUI-controlled substance, Bilheimer has been charged with tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records, which indicate that he has also received a citation for driving without headlights.
A preliminary hearing in his case is scheduled to be held before District Judge Alan Mege at District Court 03-2-04 in Lower Saucon Township on Friday, June 21 at 3:15 p.m.