Jersey Shore man charged twice with DUI
Already locked up on charges of striking a motorcyclist with his pickup truck while drunk in Jersey Shore in early November, Charles Daily Jr. faces another set of DUI-related charges stemming from an incident when he almost hit a pedestrian in the borough while impaired, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police alleged in court papers at the office of District Judge Denise L. Dieter.
Dailey, 64, of 1042 Cement Hollow Rd., Jersey Shore, has now been charged with DUI, reckless driving and careless driving after nearly striking a pedestrian in the 300 block of North Main Street on the afternoon of Nov. 4, police said.
The incident was witnessed by a police officer who followed Dailey as the man’s vehicle crossed the fog line, police said. The officer activated his cruiser’s emergency lights, but Dailey continued traveling out of the borough and did not stop until he got near his home, police said.
While undergoing a series of field sobriety tests, Dailey showed signs that he was likely under the influence of a drug, police said. He admitted to smoking marijuana an hour earlier, police said, adding that he was released that night after he submitted a blood test.
Charges were filed at Dieter’s office after test results revealed that marijuana and two prescribed drugs were in his system police said.
Two days after this incident, Dailey plowed into motorcyclist Jake Dell’Oso in the 800 block of Allegheny Street about 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 while he again was suspected of being impaired, police said. Dell’Oso, believed to be in his 20s, was hospitalized a broke arm, a broke leg and internal injuries, police said.
Dailey submitted a blood sample and admitted that there was Xanax in his system, a drug he said he takes daily, according to an affidavit. He was arraigned that night before District Judge Gary Whiteman on a felony charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while under the influence plus DUI and careless driving. He was committed to the Lycoming County Prison on no bail.
Police said Wednesday night that the blood test that Dailey submitted on Nov. 6 revealed he had used marijuana and two prescription drugs hours before the crash.
Daily was recently arraigned before Dieter on charges stemming from the Nov. 4 incident and recommitted in lieu of $250,000 bail.
Regarding another DUI case before Dieter, the judge will hold a preliminary hearing for Frederick Clark, an injured drunk driver who became combative with a paramedic who was trying to treating him in the back of an ambulance while the two were on their way to UPMC Williamsport, Tiadaghton Valley Regional police alleged in an affidavit.
Clark, 45, of 216 Market St., Jersey Shore, suffered serious facial injuries in a two-vehicle accident at in the 900 block of Thompson Street about 9 p.m. on Dec. 6, police said. “There was a visible gash and a large amount of blood on Clark’s face” when police arrived at the crash scene, the court document stated.
Initially taken to Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital, Clark was then transported by ambulance to UPMC Williamsport.
During the ride to the hospital, the intoxicated Clark began first using profanities and then started attacking the paramedic, police alleged. Once the ambulance arrived at the emergency room, hospital police “took control of Clark,” the court document stated. Clark had a blood-alcohol concentration level of .21, police said.
Arraigned last week before Dieter on charges of aggravated assault, DUI, unauthorized use of motor vehicle and driving with a suspended sentence, Clark was released on $50,000 bail. At the time of the crash, Clark was driving a Chevrolet Malibu owned by Jason Hoffman, police said. “Hoffman did not give Clark permission to take the car,” police added.