FARMINGTON TWP., Pa. -Two accidents almost a week apart happened due to a common cause – alcohol.
State police arrested a 39-year-old Tionesta man on DUI charges. He was responsible for an alcohol-related crash in Farmington Township, Clarion County early this morning.
According to the Marienville state police, the accident occurred very early Saturday around 12:50 o’clock. The 39-year-old Tionesta man operating his 2001 Dodge Durango lost control of the vehicle while he was traveling on SR-36, just south of Miola Road.
Police reported that the vehicle subsequently left the roadway and crashed into several trees.
After a preliminary investigation, police discovered that the driver was DUI and charges were filed. Sustaining non-lie threatening injuries, the driver was delivered to Clarion Hospital.
A 24-year-old male passenger was inside the Durango; he sustained moderate injuries was also brought to the local hospital.
The rescue job was handled by the Farmington Township Volunteer Fire Company/Fire Police while Clarion Hospital Ambulance assisted at the scene.
Almost a week ago, on Nov. 3; two people were injured late Friday night in a traffic collision in Vista that authorities stated was also alcohol related.
According to Vista sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Werner, at 10:40 o’clock in the evening, a 1991 Honda Civic was traveling north on North Emerald Drive near Chasin Street. Suddenly, it swerved, crossed over the double yellow lines and crashed into an oncoming traffic. The driver of the Honda suffered critical but non-life threatening. He was transported to the area hospital.
The woman-operator of the other vehicle suffered non critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Werner said that preliminary investigation revealed that alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.
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