After he slammed his Toyota Celica into a tree in Loyalsock Township - an early-morning crash that critically injured his passenger - intoxicated motorist Corey Lee Foresman told a state trooper that he was not driving, rather that the man in the passenger seat actually was the one behind the wheel, according to court records.
Foresman, 23, formerly of Allenwood, claimed he and passenger Michael F. Miller, had "switched seats" after the crash, Trooper Daniel Switzer wrote in an affidavit.
In talking with Foresman at the crash scene in the 1600 block of Lincoln Driver about 3:15 a.m. on April 17, Switzer "detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" on the man and noticed that Foresman's speech was slurred and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot.
Both Foresman and Miller were taken by ambulances to Williamsport Regional Medical Center, where Miller, whose age and address were not available, was admitted to the intensive care unit with "a lacerated spleen," Switzer said in the affidavit.
A week after the crash, Foresman admitted he was the driver, police said. His blood-alcohol content level at the time of the crash was 0.21, Switzer said.
Foresman, whose address now is listed as 149 W. Hills Drive, was arraigned last week before District Gary A. Whiteman on charges of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving drunk, driving under the influence of intoxicants, simple assault and false reports to law enforcement. Initially jailed in the Lycoming County Prison, he since has been released on $25,000 bail.