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January 4, 2014

County man charged with DUI following accident

NEW CASTLE — A Shenango Township man whose car hit a tree in West Pittsburg last month is facing charges.

David Anthony Dougherty, 23, of 1130 Dougherty Road, faces one count each of general impairment and driving under the influence at the highest rate of alcohol.

According to New Castle police, Dougherty was traveling on West Pittsburg Road around 4:30 a.m. Dec. 20 when he went off the road and into the front yard of Allegro’s Towing, then struck a tree.

Police said in the car they found a half-empty bottle of vodka, a bottle of Jaegermeister liqueur and a punctured can of a Monster energy drink containing an alcoholic beverage.

Dougherty suffered injuries, including broken bones, and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he consented to a blood alcohol test. Police said Dougherty’s alcohol concentration was 0.165 percent, more than double the legal limit of 0.08.

He was sent a summons to appear in court.

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