DUBOIS – A Clearfield man has been charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence.
Tim A. Ogden, 55, was also charged by state police with DUI and traffic summaries for a vehicle crash that occurred Dec. 3 on the Rockton Mountain Highway in Pine Township.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were dispatched to the scene of a vehicle accident at about 4 p.m. that day.
When they arrived they saw a Ford Ranger facing a northerly direction in the westbound lane. The other vehicle was a Buick Rendezvous that was facing in a westerly direction in the same lane. Both vehicles had suffered major damage.
The operator of the Ranger, Ogden, had been taken to Penn Highlands DuBois.
An emergency medical technician reportedly told investigators that Ogden had an open beer can in his center console. He smelled of alcohol and stumbled when he got out of the vehicle, he said.
When an officer spoke with Ogden at the hospital, he stated he did not know where he was or what day is was, and had no memory of a crash.
This officer also noted that Ogden allegedly smelled of alcohol and his eyes were glassy.
Ogden was asked to submit to a blood test, but refused.
A search warrant was obtained for blood test results taken during his treatment at the hospital and the report indicated his blood alcohol content was 0.135 percent.
The victim from the other vehicle suffered a wrist injury requiring a fixator stabilizer with pins through her wrist for at least six weeks as a result of the accident, according to the complaint.
Ogden’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 18.