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Police: Tyrone man crashed truck, fled scene

Walk allegedly driving while intoxicated

TYRONE — A Tyrone man faces charges after state police say he crashed a pickup truck while intoxicated and then fled the scene.

Brandin W. Walk, 36, of 111 Poorman St., was charged this week by state police with DUI and related offenses stemming from a crash on South Eagle Valley Road, near Whitetail Lane, on the night of Sept. 28.

Walk allegedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.292 percent and also tested positive for marijuana, according to charges filed before Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller.

State police were called about 9 p.m. Sept. 28 and found a wrecked Ford F-150 pickup truck that had crashed with several open beer cans around the vehicle.

The truck belonged to Walk’s grandfather, and after a trooper showed up at the man’s home in Snyder Township, state police learned Walk’s girlfriend had driven him to Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College.

State police then spoke to Walk and he allegedly admitted he had crashed the pickup truck and had been drinking before the wreck. Walk allegedly said he drank five or six beers the day of the crash, had driven off the road and then fled, but didn’t tell the trooper anything more, according to the charges.

On Oct. 2, state police served a search warrant for Walk’s lab results at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Walk was charged by a summons and is scheduled to appear at Tyrone District Court for a preliminary on charges that include DUI by a combination of alcohol and drugs along with several traffic violations.

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