Peter Looker, director of New Morgan Academy was observed Dec. 7 by Caernarvon/Berks police at about 11:30 p.m. driving a 2001 BMW traveling east on Route 23 near Willow Glen Road when he crossed the double-yellow lines on Route 23.
After Officer Marc Pfeiffer stopped the vehicle and approached, he reported that he had observed an alcoholic odor coming from Looker, 46, of Shillington.
According to Pfeiffer, Looker failed a field sobriety test. Pfeiffer then transported Looker to the DUI Processing Center in Reading. There he took a blood test which he failed with a BAC of .115 percent. In Pennsylvania, the legal limit is .10 percent.
According to police, as Officer Pfeiffer was transporting Looker to Reading, Looker asked Pfeiffer if something else could be worked out in lieu of further testing. Pfeiffer reported that Looker offered to let Pfeiffer take him behind the hangar at the Morgantown Airport and let Pfeiffer beat him up so that they could call things even.
When Pfeiffer refused Looker's suggestion, Looker, according to Pfeiffer, then offered another suggestion. According to the police report, Looker reminded Pfeiffer that his firm, Cornell-Abraxas, was ready to donate to Caernarvon Township a very large sum of money. Looker reportedly then told Pfeiffer that if he didn't consider an alternative to going to Reading, Looker would make sure it (the donation) doesn't happen.
After the DUI processing was complete in Reading, according to police, Pfeiffer consulted the Berks County District Attorney's office on Looker's two attempts at trying to get Pfeiffer to change his course of action. An assistant district attorney advised Pfeiffer that he could also file intimidation of witness charges against Looker.
Looker was charged before District Magistrate Susanne Walley in Birdsboro with DUI,
careless driving, several other traffic offenses and intimidation of witnesses or victims.
In the other incident involving an employee of New Morgan Academy that occurred at about 1:25 a.m. Dec. 8, Caernarvon/Berks Officer Kevin Kelly stopped a car which was travellilng 86 mph on I-176. According to police, when Kelly peformed the computer driver search on Darris Long, employed as a security guard at New Morgan Academy, it was discovered that there existing warrants on Long issued out of Reading. According to police, Kelly then placed Long under arrest.