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Man allegedly drove into crowd while DUI

One person reported injured

May 18, 2019 News Extra

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SLIPPERY ROCK — A suspected drunken driver is accused of driving his car into a crowd of people at an apartment complex parking lot in Slippery Rock Township early Saturday morning, hitting a man, authorities said.

The victim suffered a broken nose, concussion and other injuries.

State police said the suspect, Joshua M. Klein, 23, of New Castle drove away but was caught a short time later. Klein was arrested and arraigned on 15 charges, including four felonies. He is in the Butler County Prison on $15,000 bail.

Police said they were called at about 2:50 a.m. for a hit-and-run crash in which someone was struck.

Read the full story in Monday's Butler Eagle.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.