Driver who crashed into building faces DUI related charges

Within minutes after his 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt crashed into the Memorial Homes development at 1609 Memorial Ave. at a high rate of speed on the night of March 30, Clifford Deljanovan admitted to city Patrolman Andrew Stevens that he had been drinking.

“(Messed) up. I drove after drinking and hit the building,” the 31-year-old driver told the officer.

Deljanovan, of 916 Arch St., did not have to say anything, Stevens said in an affidavit that from his own observations, he could tell the driver was “clearly intoxicated and he smelled strongly of alcohol.”

“Deljanovan had bloodshot eyes and thick, slurred speech. He was very uneasy on his feet,” the officer said.

Declining to participate in any field sobriety tests, Deljanovan told the officer “there was no point. He was drunk and he just wanted to go to jail,” the officer said in the affidavit.

A passenger in the car, Colett Weaver, 53, of Lock Haven, was treated at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport Medical Center for injuries she suffered in the crash.

Although he declined to do field sobriety tests, Deljanovan agreed to submit a blood sample at the hospital. His blood-alcohol content was .27, Stevens said.

Charged driving under the influence of intoxicants (his second DUI arrest), reckless driving and driving with a suspended license, Deljanovan has been sent a summons to appear before a district judge.


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