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Pa. man charged in ATV accident


A Pennsylvania man was charged with felony DUI with injury after allegedly leaving the scene of an ATV accident in which two people were injured.

Police said Richard Dwight Walkos Jr., 35, of Uledi, Pa., told them he started drinking after the accident.

 According to the criminal complaint by State Police Trooper C.E. Smith, the accident was on Ralph Livengood Road in the Bruceton Mills area Saturday. He found a couple who said they had been injured in a crash with another ATV, whose driver had left the scene.

The couple were both taken to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. The trooper located the other driver, identified as Walkos, at a restaurant. Walkos “said he was shaken by the crash and started drinking” afterwards.

However, according to the complaint, a passenger on Walkos’ ATV said Walkos was drinking before the crash. Walkos blew a .110 on a chemical breath test. The legal limit to drive is .08.