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POLICE BLOTTER

Monday, January 20, 2003     Page: 6A

WILKES-BARRE
    One hurt, 1 facing
    charges after crash
    One city woman was flown to Community Medical Center in Scranton and another faces several charges after a crash involving two cars and a tow truck on the Market Street Bridge early Saturday morning.
    Police said Randy Rodzinak of North Empire Street, Wilkes-Barre, was driving on the Market Street Bridge at 1:50 a.m. when he lost control on the snow-covered and icy road and struck a light post on the north side of the bridge.
    While Rodzinak's Ford pickup was being towed by City Wide Towing at 2:25 a.m., Delana Harris, 26, of New Alexander Street, drove a 1999 Oldsmobile onto the bridge at a high rate of speed and her vehicle struck the Ford while it was in tow, police said.
    Selena Krum, a passenger in the Oldsmobile, was flown to the Scranton hospital for treatment of head injuries. CMC spokeswoman Jane Haul said Krum, 26, of North Washington Street, was treated and released.
    Tow truck driver Robert Kadluboski complained of neck and shoulder pain but did not seek medical treatment, police said.
    Police said Harris gave them false information about her identity while they were investigating the crash.
    Harris is being charged with giving false reports to law enforcement, careless driving, driving at an unsafe speed and operating a motor vehicle without a license, police said.
    WILKES-BARRE
    Two hurt in crash
    on boulevard
    Two women were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard Friday afternoon.
    Wendi Prymus stopped her 1999 Dodge at a stop sign at the bottom of the Exit 1 ramp for northbound traffic off the Cross-Valley Expressway just before 4 p.m., police said.
    As Prymus was turning into a northbound lane of Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, she struck a 1995 Ford driven by Ann Weidner, of Shavertown, who was driving south on Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, police said.
    Both women complained of injury and were transported to local hospitals for treatment, police said. Both vehicles were towed.
    Police did not indicate whether or not Prymus' two passengers - Charlotte Kwasnick of Plains Township and an unnamed child - were injured.
    Citations have not yet been filed, police said.
    WILKES-BARRE
    Two injured when
    vehicles collide
    Two women were injured in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.
    Joan Perrins of Wilkes-Barre was blinded by a glare when she entered the intersection of North Washington and East Union streets at bout 4:40 p.m., police said.
    Perrins' vehicle struck the vehicle of Stella Cappelini of Plains Township when she entered the intersection, police said.
    Both women were transported to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. Their vehicles were towed, police said.
    PLYMOUTH TWP.
    Woman faces DUI,
    other charges
    A township woman will be charged with drunken driving after police received blood-alcohol test results after a Tuesday traffic stop.
    Township police Sgt. Anthony Gorey said he observed a black 1991 Chevrolet Blazer fail to use proper turn signals and turn directly in front of his police vehicle at about 7:25 p.m. Tuesday.
    He said the operator, Ann Millard, 57, drove extremely erratically while traveling north on U.S. Route 11 in the West Nanticoke section of Plymouth Township.
    Gorey said Millard displayed signs of intoxication and an extreme lack of balance.
    Millard was given a blood-alcohol test at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital which revealed she had a level of .287, Gorey said. In Pennsylvania, an adult driver with a level of 0.10 or higher is considered intoxicated.
    Millard faces charges including two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, careless driving, failure to use required turn signals and failure to obey to traffic control devices, Gorey said.
    HANOVER TWP.
    Two woman hurt
    after I-81 crash
    Two women suffered moderate injuries after a crash on Interstate 81 Wednesday morning.
    Tricia Ralston, of North Main Street, Ashley, was driving a 1994 Ford Explorer north on Interstate 81 near Exit 164 at an excessive rate of speed at about 8:15 a.m., said Trooper M.T. Hartzel of state police at Wyoming.
    Hartzel said Ralston lost control of the vehicle and struck a bridge rail with the left front end of the vehicle. The vehicle then skidded along a guard rail.
    Ralston was not wearing a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries including a broken jaw, Hartzel said.
    The owner of the vehicle, Nicole Tihansky, of Sobyak Road, Wapwallopen section of Conyngham Township, was a passenger in the vehicle. Tihansky was wearing a seat belt and suffered neck and leg injuries, Hartzel said.
    Hanover Township firefighters, fire police and ambulance crews and other state troopers assisted.
   
   
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