Wysox man faces charges in crash

Police say a Wysox man was under the influence of alcohol and drugs when he crashed his Dodge Ram pickup truck Dec. 16, 2016 in Middletown Twp., seriously injuring a passenger in the vehicle.
Adam Hall, 26, faces a felony charge of aggravated assault by vehicle while driving under the influence; as well as two counts of DUI and other summary charges in connection with the crash on State Route 858.
According to the affidavit filed in Montrose District Court last week, emergency personnel were in the process of extricating passenger Travis Taylor who was entrapped in the vehicle when state police arrived on the scene.
Taylor was flown by helicopter to Geisinger CMC, Scranton. He sustained a compound fracture to his right lower leg.
Hall was also flown by helicopter for treatment at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.
According to the affidavit, Hall was interviewed at the hospital by troopers from the Towanda barracks.
In his statement to police, Hall said he was traveling back to Wysox from a friend’s home and was driving about 10 miles per hour over the posted speed limit when he lost control of his pickup truck on a curve.
Hall told police he and Taylor had shared a bottle of whiskey and that he had taken some “Percocets” prior to driving, according to the affidavit.
Police also noted that during the interview, Hall’s eyes were bloodshot and watery and he smelled of an alcoholic beverage.
According to the affidavit, a chemical analysis of Hall’s blood following the crash showed the presence of both alcohol and drugs in his system.
Charges were filed by Tpr. John Bradley.
A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 27 in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey Hollister.

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