police news – Feb 14

Three injured in head-on crash

LOCK HAVEN — Three people were injured in a head-on collision on Feb. 10 at 7:22 p.m. in the 800 block of Bellefonte Avenue, city police said.

Terry Lee Bowman, of Lock Haven, was west on Bellefonte Avenue when a vehicle driven by Todd Breon, of Lock Haven, entered Bowman’s lane of travel, police said.

When police arrived on the scene, Bowman was trapped in his vehicle due to his prosthetic leg being stuck under the steering wheel of the vehicle, police said. Bowman was extracted from the vehicle with no known injuries, police said.

A juvenile passenger in Bowman’s vehicle experienced a severe knee injury and was transported to Williamsport Hospital by Lock Haven EMS, police said.

Police spoke with Breon who stated that his knee hurt but denied EMS transport.

Breon told police that he had just dropped a friend off at his house after cutting wood all day and that he drank two beers, the last one being about an hour and a half before the accident, police said.

He said he drove onto Bellefonte Avenue from Barton Street and was making the left turn at the light, police said. Breon told police that after making the turn he could not remember anything else. He said he was tired and didn’t get much sleep the night before, police said.

Police gave Breon a breathalizer test and charged him with driving on right side of roadway, careless driving-serious bodily injury and restraint systems.

DUI alleged

BEECH CREEK — A 41-year-old woman from Beech Creek may face charges of driving under the influence on Feb. 11 at 2:43 a.m., state police at Rockview said.

The driver was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for a legal blood draw following a traffic stop at the 5700 block of North Eagle Valley Road, Liberty Twp., Centre County, police said.

Charges are pending, police said.

One-vehicle crash

BELLEFONTE — The driver of a 2008 Ford Focus was not injured after a crash on Feb. 4 at 4:16 p.m., state police at Rockview said.

Brandon M. Yost, 37, of Lock Haven, was traveling south on Nittany Valley Drive, Walker Township, Centre County, when he lost control of his vehicle and it spun clockwise across the north lane into a PennDOT street sign and utility pole, police said.

Yost said he was wearing his seat belt during the crash and was uninjured, police said.

Police were assisted on the scene by Walker Township Fire Department and fire police and the vehicle was towed by Tressler’s Towing.

Yost was charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic, police said.

Counterfeit bills used

BEECH CREEK — State police at Rockview are investigating an incident where a convenience store located in College Twp. received counterfeit bills.

A 39-year-old Beech Creek man was given two $20 bills by an unknown suspect in exchange for items he sold on Feb. 12 at 9 p.m., police said.