NORTH TOWANDA TOWNSHIP — An Ulster man faces felony baby endangerment prices whereas allegedly driving underneath the affect from Ulster to North Towanda Township on Jan. 13 and, at one level, almost hitting a college bus.
Keith Jeffrey Johnston, 44, was allegedly driving erratically on State Route 220 with three juveniles within the backseat of his automobile round 8:30 p.m., in line with court docket paperwork. The Day by day Evaluation acquired info relating to the case on March 7.
A witness adopted Johnston’s automobile and noticed it swerve over the double yellow strains and white fog line a number of occasions. Johnston almost struck a college bus, a tractor trailer and one other passenger automobile as he drove southbound, court docket paperwork present.
After Pennsylvania State Police had been contacted by the witness, police made a visitors cease within the space of Route 220 and Patterson Boulevard. Johnston acknowledged that he was on his technique to decide somebody up from work, police stated.
Police famous that he had a raveled and dazed look with bloodshot eyes, and stated Johnston admitted to utilizing medication lately. He was taken into custody following discipline sobriety testing, court docket paperwork present.
Johnston faces prices that embrace three counts of felony endangering the welfare of kids: father or mother/guardian/different commits offense, three counts of misdemeanor recklessly endangering one other particular person, misdemeanor driving inebriated/managed substance, misdemeanor DUI/unsafe driving, abstract careless driving and abstract disregard of a single visitors lane.
A preliminary listening to is scheduled for March 13.