TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Somerset County couple charged with DUI after crash

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

The driver and passenger in a car that veered off the highway and crashed Sunday evening have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, police said.

The Stoystown couple were arguing as they drove on Route 30 about 7:30 p.m. when their car left the road and struck some small trees, police said.

State police in Somerset said that as driver Jessica J. Messenger, 24, and her passenger, Carl B. Scarlett, 32, argued, Scarlett leaned over and “yanked the steering wheel,” causing the crash.

No one was reported injured.

State police Trooper Jeffrey Flowers said the occupants were believed to be intoxicated.

Scarlett also was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person and is jailed on $20,000 bond because the arrest violated his parole, police said.

Charges were filed before Boswell District Judge Susan Mankamyer.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Westmoreland

  1. Delmont man blogs about industrial history of region, exploring long-cold coke ovens
  2. PennDOT has to complete acquisition of 4 parcels, take down trees for New Stanton interchange on I-70
  3. Bids expected for demolition of Monsour Medical Center in Jeannette
  4. Youngwood officials to submit drawings to state agency that orders playground work stoppage
  5. Greensburg YMCA plans to restore front porch to 1913 look
  6. Man’s body found in car in Forbes State Forest
  7. Geyer Performing Arts Center hosts AAFC production of ‘Murder on the Nile’
  8. Former Ligonier Township supervisor’s case heads to trial
  9. Latrobe police seek driver of red cargo van
  10. Ex-Latrobe day care operator seeks to withdraw guilty plea
  11. Union Cemetery plot owners, heirs of deceased sought to sort out details of ownership