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Pine Grove Man Flown from Scene of Suspected DUI Crash

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A Pine Grove man was taken via helicopter Saturday afternoon after he crashed his pickup truck head-on into a tree.

State Police at Schuylkill Haven believe Brian Foster, 43, was intoxicated when his pickup smashed into a tree along Dewalt Rd. and Mountain Rd. in Washington Township.

The crash occurred at approximated 3:46 p.m. Saturday. Police believe Foster missed a slight turn in the road and veered off into a tree.

Fire officials from Friedensburg pulled an unconscious Foster from his vehicle. It’s then that police smelled alcohol on his breath.

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A Pine Grove EMS crew took Foster to a landing zone to be taken to Geisinger Hospital, Danville.

Police say they plan to file DUI charges against Foster.

In other police news:

Tire Stems Cut

State Police say a 33-year-old woman from Pine Grove had the stems cut from the tires of her vehicle along Scenic View Rd. in Washington Township.

Police believe this incident occurred some time between 3-10:30 p.m. on Feb. 2.

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If you have any information about this, please contact PSP-Schuylkill Haven at 570-754-4600.

Sign Stolen from Pre-school

A thief apparently took off with the sign for a Wayne Township pre-school late last month.

PSP-Schuylkill Haven reports that they’re looking for someone who allegedly stole the sign for A Step Ahead Learning Center, 768 Route 183. No one is sure in which direction the suspected thief fled with the sign.

The incident occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 and 6:50 the next morning.


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