DUI

Police are investigating a possible driving under the influence roll-over crash that occurred on Fallbrook Road in Ward Township Feb. 2.

Ashley Saxson, 26, of Columbia Crossroad, was arrested for DUI in Richmond Township Jan. 25. Saxson was found passed out behind the wheel of a 2003 Chevrolet S10 while the vehicle was running. Charges were filed through district court.

Matthew Covine, 36, of Blossburg was arrested for DUI in Covington Township Feb. 15. Covine was operating a 2017 Jeep when police stopped him for a traffic violation and found him to be DUI. Charges were filed through district court.

Accident

Seth Reese, 29, of Tioga and Nicole Simonds, 39, of Little March both avoided injury in a two-vehicle accident on Route 249, Middlebury Township in on Feb. 6. Reese was operating a 2009 Nissan Sentra and crossed the center line for unknown reasons and struck a 2012 GMC Terrain operated by Simonds. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and Reece was cited for failing to drive on roadways laned for travel.

Rup Kalahasthi, 28, of Washington, D.C. avoided injury in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 15 in Tioga, Feb. 8. Kalahasthi was operating a 2009 Chevrolet Equinox when she lost control of the vehicle due to snow on the roadway. The vehicle struck the guide rail on the west side of the roadway before coming to a final rest on the side of the road.

Rodney Defrancesco, 53, of Altoona avoided injury in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 15 in Liberty Township, Jan. 31. Defrancesco was operating a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro, when he drove onto the shoulder of the road and encountered a slick spot whereupon he lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle came to a rest on the side of the road.

Joshua Kulina, 21, of Savage, Maryland, avoided injury in a one-vehicle accident on Bailey Creek Road in Rutland Township Feb. 8. Kulina was operating a 2003 Toyota Tundra when he lost control of the vehicle due to snow and ice on the roadway. The vehicle then left the roadway, struck a tree and had to be towed from the scene.

Julia E. Dawson, 26, of Aaronsburg avoided injury in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 15 in Liberty Township, Feb. 2. Dawson was operating a 2006 Toyota Rav4 and lost control of the vehicle due to snow and slush. The vehicle traveled across both lanes of travel and hit the guide rail on the east side of the roadway.

Courtney Barga, 23, of Tioga, avoided injury in a one-vehicle accident on Route 549 in Rutland Township Feb. 13. Barga was operating a 2018 Honda HRV when she struck a deer that had entered the roadway.