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Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

A father and son are charged with driving under the influence after the son allegedly crashed his car into a utility pole and called his parents for a ride.

Township police said the Mercury Sable that Adam Cooper Augustine, 30, of 18 Cambridge Road, Penn Township, was driving struck a utility pole along Harrison City-Export Road just before 11 p.m. Sept. 16. Augustine allegedly got into a Jeep station wagon driven by his father, Francis John Augustine, 61, of the same address, and left the scene. His mother was a passenger, police said.

While responding to the crash, police came upon the elder Augustine's vehicle at a green light along Harrison City-Export Road. According to an affidavit of probable cause, Francis Augustine had moved from the driver's seat to the back seat and Adam Augustine was now in the driver's seat.

The three were arguing about who should drive, police said.

Adam Augustine told police he was drinking while playing golf and watching a football game earlier in the day. He is charged with driving under the influence, accidents involving damage to unattended property, failure of immediate notice of accident to police and reckless driving.

Francis Augustine told police that he had four glasses of wine during the evening before his son called for a ride. He is charged with driving under the influence and prohibitions in specified places.

Both men face preliminary hearings Oct. 30 before Harrison City District Judge Helen Kistler.

Renatta Signorini is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-837-5374 or rsignorini@tribweb.com.

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