4 in separate crashes accused of DUI
Four motorists involved in separate crashes were all under the influence of intoxicants or controlled substances, according to court records.
Three of the cases are being handled by the office of District Judge Jerry C. Lepley in Jersey Shore.
Glenn Scott Miller, 53, of Jersey Mills, had a blood-alcohol level of .19 when he lost control of his Chevrolet Suburban, which struck an embankment and overturned several times on Route 287, just south of Little Pine Creek Road in Pine Township about 6:20 p.m. on Oct. 5, state police said.
He has waived his preliminary hearing and is free on $1,500 bail.
“I’m drunk,” admitted 30-year-old Jason Michael Stants when a state trooper questioned him after his Jeep Grand Cherokee crashed in the 600 block of McGill Hollow Road in Woodward Township about 11:50 p.m. on Sept. 21.
Stants, of 5957 Lycoming Creek Road, Cogan Station, said he “lost control of his vehicle and that he could not avoid the crash,” police said.
“I detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from him. His eyes were bloodshot and glossy,” the investigating trooper said.
Stants estimated that he had about “12 beers” before getting behind the wheel, police said. His blood-alcohol level was .23, police said. He has been sent a summons to appear before Lepley.
David Louis Koenigsberg, 23, of 166 Smith Court Circle, Piatt Township, had a blood-alcohol level of .12 when his pickup truck struck his neighbor’s mobile home on Smith Court Circle about 2 a.m. on Sept. 8, state police said.
Koenigsberg’s eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and his speech was slurred, police said. He is free on $1,500 bail after waiving his preliminary hearing.
Another alleged intoxicated motorist who waived his preliminary hearing was Robert C. Wyland, 68, of 29 N. Montour St., Montoursville.
After his pickup truck struck a parked car in the 400 block of Jordan Avenue in the borough about 7:20 p.m. on Aug. 4, Wyland continued driving to the 400 block of North Loyalsock Avenue, where his vehicle crashed into a tree, Montoursville police said.
“I had too much to drink,” Wyland freely admitted to the police officer who responded to the crash. His blood-alcohol content level was .12, police said.
Charged with driving under the combinded influence of alcohol and a controlled substance as well as accidents involving damage to an unattended vehicle (hit-run), Wyland waived his hearing before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and is free on $1,500 bail.