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Accidents lead to charges for Cranberry man

June 8, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

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CRANBERRY TWP — A township man is facing DUI charges after allegedly being involved in two car accidents in the matter of a few minutes.

According to court documents filed Wednesday, Michael S. Blechman, 77, faces two misdemeanor DUI charges, a misdemeanor charge of causing an accident involving damage to a vehicle and other traffic offenses in the incident which occurred May 12.

According to the criminal complaint, officers responded to a report of an accident in the area of Powell and Rochester roads in Cranberry Township. Soon after, dispatchers received a report of a second accident in the area of Powell Road and Village Drive.

A person at the first accident told officers a red Honda CRV had struck his vehicle while making a right turn onto Powell Road. Both drivers pulled over, but when he approached the CRV, it sped away.

Officers responded to a second accident scene about a half-mile away, where they found the CRV and the driver being attended to by medical personnel. The driver, identified as Blechman, was taken from the vehicle via a stretcher and placed in an ambulance for treatment, the complaint states.

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