Several weeks after he overturned his pickup truck on East Third Street in Loyalsock Township while high on heroin, David C. Rute crashed his mother's Pontiac Vibe into the Woodlands Bank branch office at West Fourth and Arch streets while again under the influence of heroin, city police said.
Rute, 27, of Milton, ingested heroin and slammed into the bank building about 2:50 p.m. on April 20, police said. He allegedly also had 12 bags of the controlled substance on him at the time, police said.
He was driving his mother's car because he had totaled his new pickup truck in the township crash that occurred about 12:45 p.m. Feb. 1, police said.
State police already have charged him with driving under the influence of intoxicants for that crash.
As a result of crashing into the bank building, Rute has been charged again with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Following his recent arraignment on these charges before District Judge James Carn, he is free on $2,500 bail.